October 15 to November 10, annually
Celebrating all things chocolate. And all things that pair with chocolate, cooking with chocolate, thinking outside the chocolate box… and more

Welcome to the Festival of Chocolate!

Things to do during the Chocolate Festival

  1. Euphoria, Fort Langley, for chocolate and espresso - http://www.euphoriastore.ca/
  2. ChocolaTas, Granville Island and Abbotsford, for great visuals, and chocolate shopping - http://chocolatas.com/
    • classes may be available - keep checking their website
  3. Sinfully the Best, Steveston, samples always-   a great shop! (spend all day in Steveston) - http://www.sinfullythebest.com/
    • Classes at Sinfully the Best - Sunday, November 9th, 2014 1:00pm – 3:30 pm Caramel Basic $67/person (plus GST)
    • Call now to reserve – almost sold out e-mail: sinfullythebest@gmail.com/tel: 604-272-2655
  4. Milsean Shoppe, Aldergrove – go for tea and chocolates - http://www.milsean.com/shoppe.html
    • Taste the award winning, world famous, Demerara Butter Crunch
  5. Vista D’ORO Farmgate Market and Tasting Room – Langley  Thursdays to Sundays, 11 to 5 pm http://www.vistadoro.com/farm/hours-market
    • This isn’t really chocolate, but the walnut wine is delicious and the preserves are wonderful – a nice tasting treat
  6. Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, Burnaby – stop by to see the River of Chocolate, go on a tour (free), meet Charlie… http://charlieschocolatefactory.com/
    • Call first – ensure Charlie is there – he usually only works mornings as he is the original Charlie! (604) 437-8221
  7. Go for fabulous hot chocolate – check out the mural, relax in a wee bit of France in Vancouver - http://chocolaterienouvellefrance.com/chocolate-cafe/
    • Chocolaterie de la Nouvelle France, 198 East 21st Avenue (at Main Street), Vancouver, BC, V5V 1P8, Phone: 604-566-1065
  8. Mission Christmas Craft Market Nov 8 & 9, 2014 Heritage Park Centre/ Clarke Theatre entrance, 33700 Prentis Ave, Mission, BC
  9. Visit “La Chocolaterie”, the first ganache chocolate shop in Richmond - 160-7971 Alderbridge Way. Richmond B.C. V6X 2A4 ( inside Izumiya Japanese Marketplace )http://coconama.com
  10. Thomas Haas - Have lunch or a snack at the famous Thomas Haas shops – either in North Vancouver or Kitsilano – https://www.thomashaas.com/pages/stores.php
  11. Ganache Pâtisserie - a French pastry shop in Yaletown – perfect for afternoon tea  - http://www.ganacheyaletown.com/menu.html
  12. Schokolade Artisan Chocolate & Café – this is a very small intimate café – call them for workshop schedules or to book high tea - 604-253-9411, or e-mail: info@schokoladecafe -The owner is a master chocolatier – don’t miss this one.. http://www.schokoladecafe.com/chocolate-workshop/
  13.  East Van Roasters  - coffee and chocolate – see how chocolate is made, right from the bean - http://eastvanroasters.com/
  14.  Have fondue and smores at Mink Café, Vancouver - http://www.minkchocolates.com/chocolate-fondue/
  15.  Enjoy an amazing chocolate and pastry café in Vancouver – Thierry’s - http://www.thierrychocolates.com/cafe/

Cooking Classes – not necessarily all chocolate!

  1. Wednesday, November 5, at Chocolate Arts – Whiskey and Chocolate Tasting, www.chocolatearts.com - 1620 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver – 7:00 – 8:30 pm, $68.00 plus tax, per person - An always entertaining evening! Join us & taste five single malts with five different single origin chocolates & our new exclusive blend, Allure. Our proprietor Greg Hook & Andrew Starritt from Cask Strength ensure that you learn as you enjoy.604.739.0475 - sales@chocolatearts.com
  2. Thursday, November 6, at Quince - Winter Classic  6:00-9:00 pm: Roasting flavours of winter warming cinnamon spice, fennel and cumin along with wafting aromas of chocolate and toasted hazelnuts are certain to mesmerize your friends. Raise the bar in your next dinner party with your foodie friends with this hands-on cooking class under expert guidance with wine to match. Not a TV show – the real thing! Menu: Cinnamon Duck Breast, Citrus, Endive and Hazelnut Salad; Fennel & Cumin Crusted Lamb Sirloin roasted with Preserved Lemons, Goat Cheese Polenta and Red Wine Figs; Dark Chocolate Soufflé. Cost: $125.00  http://www.quince.ca/studio-classes
  3. Lepp Farm Market – Abbotsford - http://www.leppfarmmarket.com/cooking-classes/french-bistro-paris-part-2  November 6, 7 pm - $67 – (these are not hands on, they are demonstrations, but, then, you get to eat the meal! )
  4. Well-Seasoned Gourmet Food Shop  - Langley - http://www.nwcav.com/program/enthusiast-courses/
  5. Vancouver Pastry School – the chef is simply wonderful. There are a couple classes that you have to take before you can get into the serious chocolate classes, but, there are a few that fit your dates that are fun. http://vancouverpastryschool.com/pastry-bakery-courses/
  6. Dirty Apron  - http://www.dirtyapron.com/Classes/
  7. November 15 – cooking class at Northwest Culinary  - http://www.nwcav.com/program/enthusiast-courses/   French Macarons with Chef Stacy – Saturday, November 15, 12 – 4pm Cost: $80 + GST ($84 including GST): Come and join Chef Stacy and learn to make this very popular and delicious cookie! We will be making Chocolate Macarons filled with a chocolate hazelnut ganache and raspberry macarons filled with a raspberry Italian buttercream and hazelnut ganache in this class. This is a hands-on class and you will take home what you make so bring a container that will hold at least 24 pieces. Bring an apron and wear comfortable closed toed shoes. Beverages and a snack will be provided.
  8. Pica Chef at Granville Island – classes to be announced– keep checking - http://www.picachef.com/

More Things To Do:   

November 15 – in Whistler: Chocolate and Beer -
http://whistlercornucopia.com/event/the-art-of-unusual-pairings-chocolate-with-beer-the-fairmont-chateau-whistler/

November 16 – chocolate sculptures – edible centerpieces
http://whistlercornucopia.com/event/the-art-of-edible-centerpieces-the-fairmont-chateau-whistler/

Special Extravaganza Class on Nov 22-23, 2014 at Chocolate Arts – 604.739.0475 - sales@chocolatearts.com

Four classes of just 16 participants each. Saturday & Sunday, November 22nd-23rd - 9:00am-12:30pm or 2:00pm-5:30pm - $168 per person - We welcome you into our kitchen for a festive afternoon creating holiday treats. Each session is a guided, hands-on experience in preparing a special menu of chocolates for you to take home and share at the end of the class. Join us for this delightful launch into the holiday season! To register, please sign up in store or by phone 604 739 0475. CHOCOLATE ARTS 1620 w 3rd ave vancouver bc chocolatearts.com

Go to Bowen Island for the day – book a night in the Chocolate Suite – have a really fun getaway, with an amazing chocolatier - http://www.cocoawest.com/#!rates-and-booking/c1qqz

Study the art of making chocolate – online – anytime - with Ecole Chocolate - http://www.ecolechocolat.com/

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