We’re big fans of Chocolate Arts over here at Kitsilano.ca. The chocolate shop and café has come up with yet another irresistible reason to visit with the launch of their decadent, high -tea-inspired hot chocolate service: haute chocolate
The haute chocolate experience features a choice of three unique cocoas, a rotating selection of chocolates and pastries, and the option of either a house made marshmallow or whipped cream garnish. The service, priced at $15.95, is available from 3–5 pm Monday to Friday, with extended seating times running from 1 –5 pm on weekends. Reservations are recommended but not required.
Cocoas on offer include the versatile feature hot chocolate, made to order from one of twelve possible single-origin cocoas to be sampled and selected according to personal preference. Options include a spicy hot cocoa, expertly flavoured with a subtle, balanced blend of chipotle, cardamom and cayenne, and a classic bittersweet or semisweet cocoa, crafted from cubes of creamy ganache.
Carafes of hot chocolate are served with an evolving lineup of 4-6 house-made chocolates, pastries, petits fours and pâte de fruits. Guests also receive mini-slices of banana bread and butter or seasonal jam.
Hot chocolate can happily be substituted for tea or coffee, and soy and almond milk options are offered for hot cocoas. Guests are invited to choose their chocolate from amongst the boutique’s extensive selection of artisan chocolates, which include a number of vegan options.
Chocolate Arts, 1620 West 3rd Avenue, 604 739 0475, Chocolatearts.com
Last modified: March 21, 2014