Chez Christophe is located in North Burnaby and they recently moved locations to a larger venue. There’s more seating and a lot more treats to be had. Since I live pretty close by, I was invited with a few other bloggers to check out a few of their new holiday items as well as their other items on the menu.
They have lots of delicious treats at the counter. Small cakes to larger ones for parties.
Freshly baked pastries are in basket that fill the aroma of the shop.
Their decadent chocolates are lined row by row.
Behind the Scenes
There is a huge window where you can see Chez Christophe work on some of his chocolate sculptures. It’s pretty fascinating.
All sculptures are created onsite with their award-winning Swiss chocolate Carma, which is unique to Canada. The pieces are completely edible and consists of hollow chocolate in its entirety, airbrushed with cocoa butter.
Sliding Penguin was my favourite. He looks so cute with the little santa hat on.
Abstract Santa is bright a red just like the big man.
Holiday Bear is probably really popular with the kids.
Santa’s Boot is decorated with a few chocolate treats.
Large Acorn is pretty cool, there are hidden chocolates inside. All you need to do is crack it open.
We sat down to enjoy a few of their items on their menu to give more of a more thorough review.
Hazelnut Pain au Chocolate was flakey on the outside with a lot of layers. There was a good amount of chocolate in the centre too.
Creme Salee was an interesting pastry. I didn’t like the crust, but the filling was like a delicious custard.
Croissant Sandwich was pretty good here if you want a savoury lunch crossed with their croissants. You have Irish ham, provolone, arugula and aioli in this. Simple but delicious.
Beef Brisket Multigrain Croissant was put in a panini press, so the exterior. The grilled onions, mustard and that flavourful brisket was even better than the croissant sandwich.
Kalamansi Chocolate Tart has a bright orange centre covered in 70% dark chocolate ganache.
Paris-Brest has a choux pastry with almond hazelnut praline buttercream and kalamansi gel. I wasn’t a fan of the tart kalamansi gel.
Chocolate Bar Trio has:
- Honey Ganache and Gingerbread Caramel
- Eggnog Ganache and Marzipan
- Mandarin ganache and Mandarin Jelly
He also has macarons at the store too. I didn’t end up trying these as I was so full eating all the other things here.
Hot Chocolate was really good and rich. They also topped it off with cocoa that is shaped like a heart.
Overall, a few good items to pick up at Chez Christophe. What they are best known for are the chocolates and some pastries.
We Rate Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie:
4717 Hastings St