Houston hotel creates 750-pound chocolate Wild West scene


Award-winning Pastry Chef Mahesh Weerasinghe created a 750-pound Wild West display made entire of dark chocolate and chocolate dough. The giant display is equivalent to 656,250 chocolate chips or 1,812,000 calories.

The statue features a cowboy, cowgirl, a calf, wagon wheel, guitar and cactus. It took about 350 hours to pull it off.

"Each year we plan to enlarge the scene, adding more chocolate every rodeo season," Hilton Americas-Houston's Executive Chef Ruffy Sulaiman said in a prepared statement.

In December, the hotel's chefs built a 1,000-pound chocolate Santa Claus.

The Wild West statue is on display beginning Monday in the main lobby rotunda of the Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar, and will be there throughout the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo season.

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