I compare it to a beautiful cashmere sweater that ages well and never goes out of style, but it is easy to forget with new fashions (or restaurants) always coming up. However when I remember to try it on again, it always fits regardless of age and it has European charm with Vancouver feel.
Xoxolat is a chocolate boutique in Vancouver offering Chocolate Tasting 101 classes. It’s a casual one hour informational session on chocolate and of course it includes little nibbles as you go along. Here is a recap as well as 18 of her hand made artisan truffles.
It was my chocolate escape to Bowen Island, BC. I was easily swayed by by the sweet calling of Cocoa West Chocolatier artisan chocolates and a visit to their one and only chocolate suite on Bowen Island. With a lovely box of chocolate and Chocolat playing on the tele, I was in a happy place.
Sandwiches. They’re indeed making a comeback in Vancouver! The Dirty Apron actually triples as a cooking school, mini gourmet specialty foods market and a delicatessen. My visit was specifically to check out their gourmet sandwiches.