Temper Chocolate & Pastry is located in West Vancouver in the Dundarave neighbourhood. Owner and chef, Steven Hodge grew up in this neighbourhood and decided to put his years of experience to use by opening up his own shop. He has a plethora of experience working with world renowned restaurants.
Foodgressing brought me along to give a few of their delicious treats a try. I couldn’t say no as I have a little sweet tooth.
Their interior has beautiful marble on their counters and wood surrounding the shop. Very sleek, modern and beautiful.
In their display cases are their pastries, cakes, chocolates, sandwiches, and other sweet and savoury treats.
We started off with a few desserts. All the desserts looked really good, so it was hard decide where start. Some of these have large full cake sizes available.
Coconut Lime Tart
The tart has a coconut mousse, lime curd, chocolate coconut dacquoise on an almond sable crust. Very beautiful tart with it nice colour. The crust was crisp and I love the tartness from the lime curd.
I love the look of this cake as it has a galaxy-look to the exterior. I liked the combination of mango and caramel.
Dark Chocolate Ganache Cake
All those layers of chocolate ganache cake and buttercream. It is even topped with a but a gold flakes.
Cheesy Bite was one of my favourite items here. It’s so cheesy and I am so in love with this item. I would definitely get this again.
They are also participating in the Hot Chocolate Festival until February 14th. They have 3 different types of hot chocolate available:
- Smoking Bullet
- Princess and the Frog
- Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha
It has Valrhona white chocolate blended with raspberry matcha. It is also served with a matcha shortbread cookie. The chocolate with dried raspberries that sits on top of the hot chocolate. I love the contrast between the raspberries and matcha. Very nice combination.
Princess and the Frog
This uses Valrhona milk chocolate steamed with pistachio butter. It is served with a rose macaron. This hot chocolate is slightly more traditional and has the rich body of a hot chocolate with the subtle hints of pistachio.
Overall, it was great to discover another awesome cafe in our city. We are definitely very lucky to have such talented pastry chefs in Vancouver. If you’re in the area, definitely stop by for a coffee, cake or pastry.
We rate Temper Pastry:
2409 Marine Drive, West Vancouver