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Fairmont Pastry Chef Reveals New Signature Chocolate on World Chocolate Day

Publish Date: 06-Jul-2017

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Thursday, July 06, 2017

  - Exclusive Chocolate Created for Fairmont Chateau Whistler -

Whistler B.C. July 7, 2017 – Today Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Executive Pastry Chef Anup Chaubal revealed his new signature chocolate just in time for World Chocolate Day. Aptly named Black Bear and Brown Bear, the dark and milk chocolate were carefully curated in France late last year and the recipe is trademarked exclusively to Fairmont Chateau Whistler.  

During the creative process, which took place in the private Cocoa-Barry laboratory, Chef Chaubal drew inspiration from all elements of his Whistler home including earth, air, fire, and water.  

Black Bear: 71.3% Cocoa
The initial inspiration of this well-balanced dark chocolate came from Chef Chaubal’s early morning strolls on the trails of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. It brings the invigorating freshness of glacier streams, subtle mountain red berries, and a hint of smokiness of the local wood and barbeques. The Black Bear chocolate utilizes unique cocoa beans of 5 single origins from 4 different continents. It also incorporates a natural smokiness since the sun-drying of Papua New Guinea cocoa beans is hastened by waving banana leaves over nearby open fires with the smoke wafting over the beans.  
Brown Bear: 41.5% Cocoa
In his earlier chocolate excursions in Switzerland, European-trained Chef Chaubal fell in love with the pronounced milky tones of legendary Swiss milk chocolate. He incorporates those with nutty caramel flavors while Venezuelan cocoa beans add that desired cocoa intensity. This bar has a wonderfully creamy texture and rich chocolate caramel flavour, and is sweetened with a gentle fruity note.  

Both the Black Bear and Brown Bear come in 100 gram bars and are available for purchase in Portobello Market.  

Guests may also enjoy Chef Chaubal’s chocolate in his dessert creations throughout the hotel’s dining outlets. In the Mallard Lounge, new additions of bark are available at the restaurant’s Chocolate Bar including Black Bear Maple-Bacon Chocolate Bark and Brown Bear Sea-Salt and Caramel Pearl Bark. In the Grill Room, Whistler’s only AAA four-diamond rated hotel restaurant, as well as The Wildflower, guests can savour Black Bear Milk Chocolate Fondant with blond chocolate ganache, sesame-poppy seed crisp, and citrus compote. 

For more information or reservations, guests may visit or follow on social media using @FairmontWhistlr #WorldChocolateDay. 


About Fairmont Chateau Whistler 
Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, discover a chateau-style hotel with luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options, award winning golf and a full-service spa. Opened in 1989 with 539 guestrooms and 32,000 square feet of meeting space, this mountain resort is the ideal location for a leisure stay as well as meetings and incentive programs. For more information on luxury Whistler getaways and special offers, please call Fairmont Chateau Whistler at 1-800 606-8244 or visit online at  

About Fairmont 
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For further information contact:  
Lynn Gervais
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 
T +1 604 938 2064  

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