March 22, 2017: our first origin chocolate “living room” dinner. 1. cacao cheese Mesjokke and cacao sausage Brandt en Levie, vegetables with chocolate vinegar, 2. Smoked trout salad with chocolate dressing, 3. Fennel soup with cacao nibs, 4. Duck with cherry wine chocolate sauce, 5. Chocolate volcano with mango passion fruit ice cream. Some comments from the guestbook: “great company”, “Everything super from A to Z”, “Subtle flavors. Chocolate is more diverse than I thought”. Friday the 19th of May, we will organize the 2nd origin chocolate “living room” dinner.
The second Origin Chocolate Evening (17th of March, 2017) was very inspiring, informative and joyful. Thanks to all participants!!!!!!!
The 15th September we’ll organize the third Origin Chocolate Evening to concretize the great proposals of the first en second Origin Chocolate Evening, write us if you want to participate and/or present.
The 3rd of March 2017, the Cacaomuseum at the Czaar Peterstraat 175 in Amsterdam has been opened!!!!!!! With a lot of information, award winning bean to bar chocolate, other surprising chocolate products such as chocolate cheese, chocolate beer, and we serve delicious origin chocolate cake, cheese, and origin coffee from Peru!!
In november and december we visited interesting cacao and chocolate experiences in Peru and Bolivia:
Thanks to the coordination of the Cacaomuseum and Cross Cultural Bridges, Alexandre Bellion, Erik Sauer and Gustavo Hernandez facilitated a workshop on fine chocolate making in Lima, Peru, organized by the Central de Cafe y Cacao (November 27 to 29). We also visited the factory of Baure Chocolates in Santa Cruz (Bolivia). Henkjan Laats (Cacaomuseum) and Erik Sauer (El Sauco) visited from 2-4 December several producers and connaisseurs of Chuncho cacao and chocolate in Cusco, Peru. 2 dec: Office of Flor Margarita, Huayopata, 3 dec: Cacao tour by Flor Margarita (Willy and Nancy Marin Echegaray), 4 dec: Walter Delgado of the Cooperative d’Mateo, producers Faustino Tirado and Percy Quispe, and Chuncho expert Wilton Cespedes. The Chocomuseo in Cusco was our last visit.
The 10th and 11th of September, the Cacaomuseum organized the exposition “a journey through the cocoachain” at the Festival “Cacao aan de Haven”. The first edition of this festival was very successful with thousands of enthusiastic visitors.
The 24th of June, in the Workship at the Ceuvel, 25 chocolate lovers and specialists made creative plans, while they enjoyed 7 delicious origin tapas, chocolate art and chocolate music, and attended six interesting presentations on innovative origin chocolate experiences.