FLEUR SAUVAGE Chocolates Gift pack
Complementary shipping with your wine order.
WHY WE LOVE IT:
- We love anything Chef Buttercup creates through his impeccable palate and world class experience
- These gorgeous chocolates are exclusively made for Pairing with Wildcrafted Wines
Meyer Lemon and Mexican Chocolate to pair with Chardonnay, and Lavender and Rosemary to pair with Syrah.** Note: we may have to substitute a chocolate from time to time due to seasonal and other available ingredients**
ABOUT CHEF NIETO:
Chef Robert "Buttercup" Nieto
Although he started as a line cook, Robert always had a thing for sweets. He headed west to Las Vegas to work in 5-star hotels, such as: Bellagio, Paris Las Vegas and the Venetian as a Pastry Sous Chef.
Robert got his break by landing a job as Pastry Sous Chef at world-renowned Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro and Pastry Chef at Bouchon Bakery.
In 2010 he became the Pastry Chef at Jackson Family Wines.
In 2016, Dessert Professional Magazine selected Robert as one of the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America. Robert was later selected as a member of Team USA for the Mondial des Arts Sucre international competition in February of 2018 in Paris, France. Robert and his team member came in 5th in the world in this intense and highly competitive competition. In December of 2019 Robert competed on and won the Food Network series, Holiday Wars. Robert has also competed in the following Food Network shows: Candy Land, Beat Bobby Flay, and Cookie Wars.
In early 2019, Robert realized his long time dream and launched his own chocolate company, Fleur Sauvage Chocolates (Fleur Sauvage means Wild Flower in French). Robert is passionate about transforming ingredients into desserts and is adept at creating pairings with wine, beer, tea and coffee to find the ideal balance. Robert has an extreme love for chocolate! So much so that he has three chocolate themed tattoos!
We are honored to be able to work with him. *Note: sometimes the chocolates sell out quickly and it might take a bit to get them to you as they are all hand made in small batches*