If you’ve read our resort review of Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, you’d have heard of their ‘Chocolate Hour’. Now, chocolate is something dear to all Mövenpick properties, because they stay true to their Swiss roots, taking pride in the renown that Switzerland has for making top class chocolate.
The Chocolate Hour is celebrated between four and five in the afternoon at every single Mövenpick property around the world. It presents a unique opportunity to showcase the brand’s heritage. These sweet sixty minutes are celebrated at Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives at a purpose-built coffee and wine lounge where the resort’s pastry team offers a range of toothsome handcrafted chocolate from their in-house confiserie.
There’s also live truffle making and other chocolate focussed activities, plus the world-famous Mövenpick branded ice cream and coffee selections for guests.
Using ingredients from around the world and the best chocolate from Swiss producers, this delightful daily offering is an opportunity for the chefs to display their prowess and to remain true to the roots of the brand.
Now let’s take a look at the process.
The raw ingredients are the stars here, and it’s super important to produce the chocolate in the traditional way. The cocoa beans are ethically sourced from around the world, particularly from near the equator to ensure a long and slow growing cycle.
The beans are then fermented and dried before being exported to the production facility. This is where the production of chocolate as we know it – more roasting, mixing the cocoa mass with cocoa butter, refining and finally finishing – takes place.
At the end of it is that delectable product we know and love.
And the opportunity to show this off is what makes the chocolate hour unique and sweetly meaningful. Think about it. That’s 365 complimentary Mövenpick chocolate hours a year for guests.