Wild Sweets just introduced their Cocoa Bean To Chocolate Afternoon Tea experience at their retail store in Richmond. The session lasts approximately 75 to 90-minutes and each guest is served a multi-course set menu of about 13 chocolate-based items for $39.99.
You start off with their chocolate tea infusion made with whole cocoa beans and can potentially be aromatized with fresh elements like citrus zest. Their chocolate tea is delicious and quite unique.
Each bite is very interactive, so you get to play with your food and design how you want it to look like.
This dish has Cocoa nibs bread, Goat cheese gelée, Pickled cucumber, Puffed peas crunch, and Mint oil.
The biscuit has Tuscany ham, Jarlsberg cheese, cocoa nibs & Kalamata dried figs. It is also served with Mustard oil, pickled red onions and Crème fraîche. The biscuit was pretty dry.
This has Dark chocolate & hazelnut praliné ‘Air’, Foamed Chantilly cream and Puffed rice crunch. I loved this item! I love porous the item is and the texture was awesome.
Put this item together with Cocoa nibs bread, Sous Vide egg shavings, crispy shallots, Salsa Verde and Chives oil. It was so cute and reminded me of a mini breakfast sandwich.
The vials has a Citrus chocolate consommé with the Lemon Vodka and Semi-candied Kalamata olives. On the left, you have Olive Madeleine.
This definitely wasn’t for me.
This has Cocoa nibs bread, Grape tomato confit, Pesto pulled Mozzarella, and 2 pieces of Crispy back bacon. It was delicious especially the back bacon.
This has Textured pâte à choux, Crispy praliné , Orange caramel compote, Milk chocolate Chantilly, and Orange zest oil. It was absolutely delicious.
Cheese and Fruit
On the bottom, you have Biscuit sablé, Pear panna cotta, Pear vanilla bean confit, and a Crunchy cheese chip. It was ok, but that cheese chip was delicious.
You will find Crispy meringue, Dark chocolate thin, White chocolate Chantilly, Caramel banana, and Almond banana crunch. A nice combination of textures.
On the plate was a Almond streusel cookie, Créme brûlèe, Baked apple shavings, French Brandy mist and Apple chips crunch.
You will find a Chocolate & dried cherry scone, Red fruit confit, Crème fraîche Chantilly, Kirsch mist, and Lemon zest oil. This was delicious as well.
Truffe du jour’ in vintage origin dark hot chocolate
This was a nice way of ending the meal.
A great way of ending the 13 course session with chocolates.
It was a fun interactive meal if you are looking for something different than the regular afternoon tea. The items I had will probably be different based on seasonality. For $39.99, it’s a good price and you’ll be full by the end of it.
We Rate Wild Sweets:
2145 – 12191 Hammersmith Way, Richmond, BC