Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (February 7, 2019) – Calling all chocoholics! From April 1 – 21, Velas Resorts pays tribute to one of Mexico’s most traditional ancestral delights – cacao – during it Sabor Cacao festival. Offerings dedicated to the main ingredient range from themed menus and cocktails to special resort activities and an over-the-top Easter Brunch. Master Chocolatier Jean Marie Auboine has designed 14 chocolate candies unique to Velas Resorts that will be delivered nightly on turndown. Special spa treatments are also on tap such as Coffee & Cocoa Experience that features a coffee exfoliation followed by an antioxidant massage with cocoa oil and a Chocolate Mole Massage that employs the main ingredients of mole in a unique treatment.
With more than 25 years of Chocolate and Pastry Industry experience, Master Chocolatier and Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Marie Auboine is a member of the illustrious Academie Culinaire de France and recognized among the top five chocolatiers in the world. He’s spearheaded pastry programs in three Michelin starred eatery Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse in Monaco, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and the Bellagio in Las Vegas among others before opening Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolatier in February 2012. Specializing in unique artisanal handmade chocolates and confections, he supplies the most eminent hotels, casinos, resorts, pastry shops and retailers nationwide.