Frederic Blondeel is not only one of Belgium’s finest chocolatiers, in heart and soul he is a roaster. A burner of cocoa beans, until they have taken on the desired taste and texture. For this he uses among others the Santos Palace Coffee Roaster, a device from his grandfather and dating back to 1953. The tradition may be historic, but the working method is not. The most modern of techniques help him on the way to the end result: the production of grand cru chocolates.