Sofitel Unveils L'Obsession du Chocolat

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An unending love affair with a beloved classic indulgence.

Like the ideal lover - chocolate is rich, visually captivating, satisfying and always leaves one wanting more. Sofitel , the luxury brand of Accor hotels, captivates the senses with the unveiling of its limited edition culinary program - L'Obsession du Chocolat.

From November 1 - December 22, guests at all ten North American Sofitel properties will have the opportunity to savor the decadence of chocolate - a worldly obsession that began more than 2,000 years ago when the tasty secret of the cacao (kah KOW) tree was discovered. The ancient cultures of Mexico and Central America, which include the Mayan and Aztec, mixed ground cacao seeds with a variety of spices to create a spicy, frothy drink. Sofitel's L'Obsession du Chocolat pays tribute with a multitude of recipes and offerings including steaming pots of hot chocolate to start the day.

The temptation continues around-the-clock at Sofitel. Delectable offerings include French chocolate waffles and pancakes covered with warm Nutella hazelnut chocolate sauce, cocoa-infused lunch entrées, a three-course chocolate dinner menu with wine pairing and mini milk & dark chocolate cakes.

Sofitel gives a new twist to traditional teatime with an afternoon chocolate experience. Guests are presented with a menu of ten hot chocolate blends, a selection of six mini chocolate pastries, finger sandwiches and a mini Nutella pot to rival the jam and clotted cream.

Chocolate libations and after-dinner menu selections entice at Sofitel's lounges and bars. No one can resist the cocoa-kissed menu which includes five chocolate cocktails, a chocolate trilogy served with Scotch or Cognac, a trio of chocolate-covered strawberries and three appetizers with a chocolate-twist.

To formally welcome guests to the journey of chocolate obsession, Sofitel properties in North America will display chocolate art and host weekly chocolate demonstrations.

For hotel reservations and information, visit http://www.sofitel.com.

About Sofitel North America
Created in France in 1964, Sofitel is the prestige brand of Accor hotels with 200 upscale hotels in 53 countries, including 10 in North America. Sofitel hotels are ideally placed in business and leisure locations across North America, including Chicago Downtown, Chicago O'Hare, Minneapolis, Miami, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Sofitel: premium hotels around the world
Because no one country or city is the same, Sofitel has made each of its hotels around the world a truly unique establishment. Combining the spirit of each place with the values of modernity, refinement and absolute comfort, they are all imbued in their inimitable way with the French "art de vivre".

Whether their setting is a great business metropolis like Paris, New York or Bangkok, or nestling in the landscape in Indonesia, Polynesia or Brazil, each Sofitel hotel offers travelers a genuine haven of peace. So that each guest, for an overnight stay or longer, during a business trip or for a holiday, can enjoy the rich variety of these unique places in comfort and tranquility.

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