Bean-to-bar chocolatiers Anne and Benoît Nihant are opening their chocolate factory in Awans, Belgium to the public on Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, 2018.
Cacao producer and Maison Nihan partner Frank Homann will be on hand to talk about Mayan Red cacao grown in Honduras. Known for the intense red colour of its pod and its Mayan origins, the variety was nearly extinct when it was rediscovered in 2006. Frank Homann and his team undertook to help the last three farms in the jungle. Starting with just a few surviving trees, they have launched an ambitious programme to rehabilitate these “Criollo Antigo.”
Visitors will have an opportunity to see the chocolate factory in full operation, talk with Frank Homann and sample artisanal chocolates and pastries.
Benoît Nihant will also be present at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris later this month.
What: Benoît Nihan open house (Week-end portes ouvertes)
Where: Maison Nihant, rue de l’Estampage 6, Awans, Belgium
When: Saturday, October 20 & Sunday, October 21, 2018
Admission: Adults 8 euros, Children 4 euros
For more information, visit Benoît Nihan’s website.