Tag: Chocolate

All things chocolate

Temper Chocolate and Pastry Holiday Preview

I visited Pastry Chef/Owner Steven Hodge for a holiday season preview to taste some of their newest chocolate and pastry creations. Steven Hodge has gotten creative with his seasonal chocolate sculptures to capture the holidays and crafted a handful of…

Chocolate Arts Holiday Preview

I sat down with head chocolatier Greg Hook to learn preview their holiday collection for this years season. From bite-sized stocking stuffers to show-stopping centerpieces, Greg Hook and his team employ their signature combination of artisanal techniques, attention to detail…

Lost & Found Chocolate Bar is Perfection

Local chocolatier, Gem Chocolates just launched their new “Lost & Found” chocolate bar made from the world’s rarest cocoa beans, Pure Nacional, Fortunato No. 4. I was fortunate to try a piece of this wonderful chocolate weeks ago, I then…

11 Chocolatiers on Instagram

Instagram is a social media platform that is gaining in popularity globally as well it in Vancouver, exciting food photos are a wonderful escape. Here are some of my favourite independent Vancouver chocolatiers that showcase beautiful photos of their chocolate…

The Chocolate Tasting Kit: Book Launch

Last week I attended the book launch party and chocolate tasting at Xoxolat in Yaletown. The Chocolate Tasting Kit is by local writer Eagranie Yuh who spent the past 4 years of her life devoted to writing and getting her book…

XOXOLAT

1271 Homer St, Vancouver Web: http://www.xoxolat.com/ Twitter: @Xoxolat Advice: Monday to Saturday 10:30am – 6:00pm, Sunday Noon – 5:00pm For years Kitsilano was home to Xoxolat, this fall, Owner, Hodie Rondeau relocated her chocolate store to Yaletown, it is an edible gallery…

Valrhona Chocolate Reception at Secret Location

Last week I had a chance to taste some of the new chocolates in the Valrhona line of chocolate products alongside many of the city’s invited pastry chefs and chocolatiers. Pastry Chef Kira Desmond and her team created some sweet…

EAST VAN ROASTERS

319 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-629-7562 Web: http://eastvanroasters.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Limited seating, small space. I have always searched out chocolatiers as I’ve travelled around the world, in Seattle there is Theo and they roast the Cacao from bean to…

CHOCOLATE ARTS CAFÉ

1620 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0475 Web: www.chocolatearts.com Twitter: @ChocArts Advice: Located just East of Burrard, close to Granville Island. Call them to enquire about their chocolate making classes. One of life’s simple pleasures is chocolate and I always…

WIN a Chocoholic Buffet for 2

Valentine’s Day should be more about celebrating with those that you care about, whether they are a husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, someone you have a crush on or a best friend. In celebration of Valentine’s Day Enter to Win a…

Festival of Chocolate Vancouver Oct 15-Nov 10

Chocolate Events multiply like Rabbits… No, it’s not Easter, and no chocolate bunnies in sight at this time, however the Fall Festival of Chocolate, showcasing local chocolatiers, artisan chocolates, pastry chefs, bakeries, wines, beers, whiskeys – well, all things chocolate and all things that…

The Science of Sexy Food Feb 24

The Vancouver Aquarium invites you to a speaker series exploring the Science of Sexy Food. We’re delighted to host this free event highlighting some of the science behind getting wine, chocolate and oysters to the market with leading B.C.-based researchers,…

Chocolate Truffles & Cookies Class at EBO

With many cooking classes taking place around the city, I wondered what the differences were between each of them, and what made each standout. Some classes include copies of the chefs cookbooks, author signings, have celebrity chefs, or are fundraisers…

Chocolate Buffet Brunch at Beyond

On Sunday October 24th I attended the West Coast Chocolate Festival’s Brunch and Chocolate Buffet at Beyond Restaurant in the Century Plaza Hotel. In addition to their regular Sunday brunch of breakfast specialities (pancakes, waffles, eggs and such) and their…

WIN 2 Tickets to the History of Chocolate

Enter to WIN, 2 tickets to the History of Chocolate and Reception (value $56) on November 7 $28/person. Tickets on sale now. November 7th. 2:00pm-6pm at Port Moody Galleria at Port Moody City Hall. http://historychocorecep.eventbrite.com/ Now for The Contest To…

WIN 2 tickets to the Chocolate Dessert & Wine Challenge

Enter to WIN, 2 tickets to the Chocolate Dessert & Wine Challenge (value $140) on October 24. Five great dessert wines, paired with five fabulous desserts. John Gerum leads this tasty seminar, educating us on the nuances of pairing bold,…

Italian Chocolate & Wine Dinner Saturday Oct 23

Special offer for Vancouver Foodster readers for the remaining tickets to this spectacular event! Buy two tickets to the dinner – save $25… use the discount code TwoTicketBonus http://winemakersdin.eventbrite.com/ Also, every person who buys a ticket to the dinner will…

Great Gatsby Chocolate & Martini Evening October 22

Speak Easy Martini’s paired with chocolate infused canapés Now in its 8th year, the festival added a brand new event: “Great Gatsby” Martini and Chocolate Evening presented in partnership with Leigh Square Community Arts Village and Christine’s Catering Company. This…

Panache – A Night of Chocolate

I attended the opening event for the West Coast Chocolate Festival on Friday October 15th, this event was called “Panache” and was held at the top of the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. It was an elegant affair with canapes and…

Win 2 Tickets to Port and Chocolate

Enter to WIN, 2 tickets to Port and Chocolate (value $60) on September 30th. Liberty Wine Merchants is pleased to present our 19th annual Port and Chocolate tasting event at the Vancouver Rowing Club.  The evening will explore new and…

THOMAS HAAS

2539 W. Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-1848, Web: www.thomashaas.com Advice: For now they closed on Sunday and Monday. Thomas Haas is not only creative and passionate at creating chocolates and pastries, he is world renown and knows how to romance us…

Halloween Treats

What better way to celebrate the holiday than to pick up a treat for yourself or more treats for your friends or for your friends kids or for your kids. Here are some treats that caught my eye to help…

West Coast Chocolate Festival

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. Some of the notable vendors included: Xoxolat  www.xoxolat.com Rubens Chocolates  www.rubenschocolate.ca…

Chocolatiers in the City

Our region boasts a number of chocolatiers who make some fine chocolates. Here are some of my favourites in and around Vancouver. Chocolaterie De La Nouvelle France 198 East 21st Avenue Vancouver Tel: 604-566-1065 Web: www.chocolaterienouvellefrance.ca Neighborhood: Main Street Favourites:…

DULCINEA SPANISH CAFÉ

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1118 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-2699 Web http://www.dulcineachocolatecafe.com Advice: Try their chocolate taster, great free wifi. Chocolate, passionate and all is wonderful. I fell in love with this place on my first visit and since…

Snacking on Chocolate

There is always time for chocolate and at XOXOLAT at 2391 Burrard Street in Vancouver you will find a wide selection of imported chocolate bars, this shop has brought international chocolate culture to Vancouver. If you are looking for an…

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