West Coast Chocolate Festival

Hodie Rondeau (left) & Pamela Clarke (right)

Hodie Rondeau (left) & Pamela Clarke (right) of Xoxolat

I attended the opening night of this chocolate festival’s events which was the ‘Salon du Chocolat’. The event featured a sampling of chocolate, wines, beers, scotches, liqueurs, and teas.

Rubens Chocolates

Rubens Chocolates

Some of the notable vendors included:

Xoxolat  www.xoxolat.com

Rubens Chocolates  www.rubenschocolate.ca

Saturna Vineyards  www.saturnavineyards.com

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts www.picachef.com showcasing cooking with chocolate along with providing dessert samples to the guests.

By: Richard Wolak