Tag: Chocolates

Delivering Easter Treats from Mon Paris

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mon Paris Pâtisserie owner and pastry chef, Elena Krasnova, has developed an online ordering system for deliveries, as well as a pre-order by-phone service with curbside and in-store pickup options. In addition to a…

First Taste of Lisa Lou’s Chocolate Bar

With several years experience as a Pastry Chef, Lisa Gardin’s passion was to open her own shop and that she did a couple of weeks ago. Located at 1007 Main Street, just north of the Main Street skytrain station, this…

Exploring Il Centro’s MERCATO

Last month, I visited this market for the first time, this market happens on the 3rd Friday each month from the spring through the fall in front of the Italian Cultural Centre. In addition to farm-fresh veggies, fruits, this market…

Temper Chocolate & Pastry 1st Anniversary

On February 19, I attended the 1st year anniversary celebration at their bakery café in West Vancouver. Guests enjoyed sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries, cheese and crackers along with some cakes and chocolate truffles. Temper Pastry is located at 2409…

Chocolate Tasting Holiday Party at ChocolaTas

It’s pretty much a given that when I receive an invite to a chocolate party, that is a party I will be attending, for the love of chocolate! Master Chocolatier Wim Tas and his wife Veve Tas are the proprietors…

Chanukah Treats and Sweets

Chanukah is an 8 day Jewish holiday that celebrates the miracle of light it is a joyous festival of lights People celebrate by lighting the menorah, playing dreidel games, and eat festive foods. Of course there are the traditional festive…

Afternoon Tasting at Temper Pastry

Last week I revisited one of my favourite chocolatiers and pastry shop in West Vancouver. Chef Steve Hodge is a creative wizard concocting new pastries, chocolates and desserts that fill his pastry case. My friend Chef Felix Yau joined me…

Temper Chocolate & Pastry Opening

On February 4th, I attended the opening party at Temper Chocolate and Pastry in Dundarave Village in West Vancouver. A gourmet chocolate and pastry shop offering fine culinary delights, Temper Pastry is owned and operated by long time Dundarave resident,…

TEMPER CHOCOLATE & PASTRY

2409 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-281-1152 Web: http://www.temperpastry.com/ Twitter: @Temperpastry Advice: Join the line-up for delicious treats. Closed Monday. Every neighborhood needs an amazing patisserie café, Pastry Chef/Owner Steven Hodge recently opened the spot. Not only is it already…

XOXOLAT

UPDATED 7/30/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED   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,…

The Market at Giovane

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5501 Web: www.giovanecafe.com Twitter: @GiovaneCafe Advice: open same hours as the cafe. This past summer Executive Chef Darren Brown and his team at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel added a gourmet food market inside their Giovane…

Summer Showcase Beta 5 Desserts Tasting

Since I love desserts, and love everything that Adam Chandler and his team does out of their pastry kitchen I tasted my way through some of their baked goods, chocolates and dessert creations that are in their summer line-up! 1st…

Koko Monk’s Chocolate Tasting

As everyone probably knows by now I am a chocoholic and the minute I hear about a new chocolatier or anything chocolate for that matter, I’m intrigued. Koko Monk is a new chocolate boutique located in Kitsilano that was founded…

CHEZ CHRISTOPHE

4712 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: 604-428-4200 Web: www.christophe-chocolat.com Twitter: @Chez_Christophe Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday Having had a sweet tooth since childhood, I have always searched out the patisseries and pastry chefs who run them as I’ve travelled around the…

CocoaNymph Opening Party

CocoaNymph held an all-day opening party yesterday to launch their 2nd location on the East side, for Chocolate lovers to unite. I visited and toured the café and the new space, musicians were entertaining guests in the café, while people…

Easter Treats

Here are some of the bakeries, and chocolatiers where you can purchase Easter treats in and around Vancouver. Soirette Macarons & Tea 1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver @SoiretteMacaron 6 Easter Macarons $19.50 Or $3.50 each Order ahead by calling  604-558-3308  …

THIERRY

1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 608-6870 Web: http://www.thierrychocolates.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Snag a spot on the outside patio. You can purchase the Macarons individually, in a pack of 7 or 12. I have always had a sweet spot and…

Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Win Chocolates & Perfumes

I love Chocolate, who doesn’t, to celebrate my love for Chocolate and sweet scents I present my Valentine’s Giveaway partnering with Cocoa Nymph Chocolates & Ayala Moriel Parfums! I am giving away (in partnership with Cocoa Nymph) a Valentine’s chocolate…

Interview with Wendy Boys

Lumiere Restaurant | Vancouver Wendy has spent the past 10 years working with chocolate. She started her company (Desire Chocolates) while in school in Calgary to basically fund going to culinary school, (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology). She then went…

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