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Casa Cortés ChocoBar

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210 Calle San Francisco
Viejo San Juan, PR, 00901

Phone

787. 722. 0499

Hours

TU – SU ▹ 8:00AM TO 8:00PM

Price

$28

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Casa Cortés ChocoBar

The Cortés ChocoBar is a new and innovative gastronomic space where chocolate plays the starring role. Located on the ground floor of Casa Cortés, it is here that the historic past of our capital city merges with art and the warmth of first-class service, and where you can enjoy a varied selection of food and drinks all made from the wide range of products from Chocolate Cortés corporate group. A cutting-edge concept based on gastronomy, art and culture, where enjoying chocolate is a sublime pleasure and quality is our family pledge.

This unique and welcoming environment serves as a showcase for the Cortés family’s genuine commitment to our country and to art through the exhibition of Puerto Rico’s world-class artists. Designed by architect Evelio Pina, the modern interior design is replete with artistic and educational details while also underscoring a respect for the most renowned decorative traditions. An impressive commissioned lamp by famed furniture designer Diana Font brilliantly recreates the branches of a cacao tree. The beautiful murals painted by artist Néstor Otero portray the origin of cacao and its development, as well as the company history of the Cortés family. Closed-circuit screens display the process of chocolate manufacturing, while also offering some of the advertising highlights of Chocolate Cortés corporate group.

At the Cortés ChocoBar you will always find a varied array of gastronomic specialties, all prepared with ingredients made by our company. From light savory dishes to luscious pastries and exquisite drinks—as well as interesting Caribbean fusions conceived for the most demanding palates—everything is ingeniously created with a delicious touch of Chocolate Cortés [www.chocolatecortes.com]

You will also find a wide selection of our finest products to take home and enjoy whenever you wish. You can browse through beautiful gift items reflecting the two great passions of Casa Cortés—art and chocolate. Souvenirs, artworks and more can all be purchased at the Cortés ChocoBar.

We look forward to seeing you soon at the Cortés ChocoBar, where you’ll enjoy an unforgettable and sumptuous experience for all the senses.

Chef Ricardo de Obaldía

Chef Obaldia PRRW

Ricardo De Obaldía is the Head Chef at ChocoBar. From inspiration to presentation, this Panama born Master Chocolatier and Patissier is an incredible creative flavor alchemist.

A graduate of Escuela Superior de Hostelería in Seville with a Bachelors Degree in Pastry, Chef De Obaldía, while still a student, in 2005 initiated training at Abantal, the One Star Michelin restaurant in Seville. In 2006, he continued his apprenticeship at Celler de Can Roca, the celebrated Three Star Michelin restaurant and ranked as the World’s #1.  From 2007 to 2008, he interned at Le Calandre, Padova, one of eight restaurants in Italy to receive Three Michelin Stars and rated in the Top 50 World’s Best Restaurants.

Upon graduation, De Obaldía relocated to Madrid, where he joined Nunos, the prestigious Spanish pastry shop. While there, Chef De Obaldía and his team were the recipients of many awards including- La Cocina Casual en Miniatura 2006, The Best Roscón de Reyes 2009 and 2010, Best Buñuelos de Madrid 2011, Best Madrid Typical Dessert 2009 and 2010, Originality and Gastronomic Work Award 2009, and Baker Youth National Championship of Spain 2010.

His creations are original, sometimes experimental and others daring, but always perfectly balanced. He works in a truly artisan way and all his creations are completely made by hand in ChocoBar kitchen, in small batches and at every stage using fresh ingredients.

However, Chef De Obaldía talents far exceed those of Master Chocolatier and Patissier. He leads the kitchen staff at ChocoBar, best described as upscale casual dining, where as he has expressed “chocolate is an ingredient as basic as salt” to make elaborate and visually interesting creations using old and new techniques, creating original shapes or making a surprisingly high-quality menu always using Chocolate Cortés products.

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