February 6, 2014 — Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. What’s not to love about it? You can eat it, cook with it, even wear it if you want. With Easter just around the corner, we thought we’d point you to a few places to get your choco-fix on.
For guaranteed taste bud bliss, a trip to some of our high-end confectioners is a must. Classic and chic, the Birks Café par Europea makes its chocolaty mark with a signature assortment from master chocolatier, Christophe Morel. Offered individually or in collections of five or ten creations, these divine creations are aptly named, given their luxurious surroundings: gold, platinum, ruby, sterling silver….
A visit to Suite 88, Montréal’s first-ever chocolate lounge and boutique, is also a worthy exploit. With two convenient locations—on Saint-Denis Street in the Plateau or right downtown on De Maisonneuve Boulevard—a sake chocolate shooter is just that much easier to enjoy!
Have you met Juliette yet? Situated on Laurier Avenue, Juliette et Chocolat invites you to step up to their chocolate bar and sample their origin chocolates (chocolate from specific countries), vintages (from specific plantations), and grand vintages with unique flavors. Expect the unexpected!
If you’re more the hands-on type, you might want to try a chocolate-making workshop. In April, you can sign up for a cozy chocolate-making session at L’Atelier par Europea, and have gourmet chefs share sought-after sweet secrets. Mm, mm, good.