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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark, Milk
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Any piece of the chocolates or pastries confections by a little pastry shop in Jackson Wy. own by Chef Oscar Ortega. Seems to be a secret but this guy has been competing at the most important pastries and chocolate competitions in the world. In fact he just became 2008 Latin-American chocolate master He will be competing at the finals in Paris
My favorite chocolate is:
many kinds

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At 5:32pm on November 16, 2008, Laurent Liluthen said…
Hi Gordon. I was very intrigue of this little pastry shop in Jackson WY. Chef Oscar Ortega its definitively a master in chocolate. He does a hot chocolate drink from bean to powder. I witnessed when one of his assistant was grinding the beans in a stone to form a paste, then he told me that they let it dry and then they will process it to do the powder that eventually will be the hot chocolate mix. Beside that he has a selection of 45 different incredible looking and delicious chocolate pieces. everything made on site.
My curiosity didn't stop there so I google Chef Oscar Ortega and I found 4 full pages on google of information about him. next day I return to get my chocolate fix and surprisingly he was there dipping chocolates. He was no very friendly, but he wasn't rude. Seems like he does really take pride and concentration doing his art. Also in the shop were 5 impressive big chocolate sculptures, he said are chocolate showpieces he has done in past competitions.
I will recommend to anyone who really would like to taste one of the best chocolatiers in the world visit Jackson Hole and cioccolato pastry shop.

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