AVENTURA MALL OFFICIALLY BREAKS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST CHOCOLATE MOUSSEAVENTURA, Fla. – (Oct. 28, 2013) – Aventura Mall, one of the country’s most visited shopping centers and Miami’s premier fashion destination, officially received a Guinness World Record title for the Largest Chocolate Mousse. Totaling 496 pounds, the dessert was created at the shopping center’s annual Chocolate Festival held on Oct. 6, 2013, which benefits the Children’s Craniofacial Association, a national non-profit organization that addresses the medical, financial, emotional, and educational concerns of children with craniofacial conditions.
Executive Chefs Rick Chiavari from Turnberry Ocean Colony and Danny Malone from Turnberry Isle Miami, as well as several volunteers from Johnson & Wales University culinary program, endured five arduous hours of non-stop dessert preparation to achieve Guinness World Record perfection, all while a crowd of hungry onlookers waited patiently for a morsel of the mouth-watering treat.
The decadent dessert featured a whopping 108 pounds of chocolate, 66 pounds of butter, 24 pounds of egg yolk, 20 pounds of sugar, 50 quarts of heavy cream and five gallons of milk. All ingredients were combined using a 60-quart mixer and chilled in a nearby refrigerator truck before being poured into a 120-pound acrylic container to be officially weighed and served to the public.
“We are excited to make history, but most of all, we are happy to benefit the Children’s Craniofacial Association,” said Jackie Soffer, principal of Turnberry Associates, owner and manager of Aventura Mall. “The Chocolate Festival is just one of the many ways Aventura Mall gives back to the community and helps raise awareness and funds for charitable causes.”
The previous world record for the largest chocolate mousse was 313 pounds set in France in 2010. Aventura Mall’s official record can be viewed at www.guinnessworldrecords.com
About Aventura Mall
MIAMI’S PREMIER FASHION DESTINATION
Miami’s premier fashion destination, Aventura Mall features a collection of upscale boutiques and more than 300 of the world’s most iconic, recognized retailers. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s, the shopping venue features a magnificent, two-story flagship Louis Vuitton, as well as Cartier, Burberry, Red Valentino, Emilio Pucci and Breitling.
Aventura Mall is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top five grossing shopping centers and has been named one of America’s most visited shopping centers by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Aventura Mall’s 28 million+ annual visitors also enjoy nearly a dozen restaurants, an artist-designed interactive playground, a 24-screen AMC Movie Theatre with IMAX, and a taste of South Florida’s thriving arts scene with Turnberry for the Arts, featuring contemporary installations by renowned international and South Florida artists.
Located at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, the mall is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, Noon to 8 p.m. For more information call (305) 935-1110, visit online at www.aventuramall.com. Aventura Mall is owned and managed by Turnberry Associates.