This Peruvian chocolate was once thought extinct. They managed to bring it back and Montage Deer Valley makes it the centerpiece of their housemade chocolates.
What impressed me most from my visit to Montage Deer Valley was their commitment to making things from scratch. Part of this practice is rooted in the traditional mountain value of self reliance, but it also provides a great opportunity to use amazing ingredients. Pastry chef Raymond Lammers heads up the pastry team which has taken on not only the desserts for the restaurants at the resorts, but also makes the chocolates.