Chez Christophe unveils 2016 Christmas Collection
Newly minted Cacao Barry Ambassador Christophe Bonzon is ready to enchant people of all ages this festive season with his 2016 holiday chocolate collection at Burnaby Heights’ Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie (4717 Hastings Street). This year, expect several new imaginative chocolate art sculptures inspired by nature, as well as Christmas-flavoured chocolate bars, bubbly champagne truffles, and special holiday bites.
“The holiday season is definitely one of my favourites to really brainstorm and think of creative new ideas and designs,” explains Bonzon. “The joy on our customers’ faces, especially the young families in the neighbourhood, really shows how magical Christmas can be. We are especially honoured to be part of new and old traditions.”
This year, Bonzon introduces almost a brand new lineup of bonbon-filled chocolate art sculptures, all inspired by nature: a large Classic Golden Acorn; Slippery Penguin sliding down Grouse Mountain; Bear Hug featuring a brown bear beside a Christmas Tree; and Santa’s Boot of surprises. Returning favourites include Rudolf, Father Christmas, and the fan-favourite melting Frosty the Snowman. Sculptures range from $17.95 for a small to $59.95 for an extra large.
In addition to the chocolate sculptures, other holiday treats include Christmas-flavoured chocolate bars, Swiss gingerbread biscômes, snowman chocolate tarts, and a decadent champagne truffle fit for New Year celebrations.
Chez Christophe’s popular Bûche de Noël, also known as a Yule Log Cake, makes a return with returning favourites Mont Blanc and La Chocolatée. A new Tropical Santa option filled with pineapple, Haiti chocolate, and coffee is sure to inspire thoughts of the beach.
Chocolate sculptures and Bûche de Noëls are now available for pre-order by visiting Chez Christophe in-person or via phone at 604-428-4200. The holiday line is available starting December 3. Bûche de Noëls can only be picked up on December 23 and 24. For more information, please visit www.christophe-chocolat.com.
About Chez Christophe
In 2013, award-winning pastry chef, chocolatier, and newly minted Cacao Barry Ambassador Christophe Bonzon opened Chez Christophe Chocolaterie and Patisserie with his wife Jess Bonzon in the bustling Burnaby Heights neighbourhood. Bringing a bit of Swiss flair to Canada, their collection of fine handmade chocolates ranges from artistic chocolate sculptures, creative truffle flavours to signature chocolate bars, and seasonal favourites. Customers can also find an array of macarons, viennoiserie, desserts, and cakes at Chez Christophe. Due to overwhelming support, the pair moved to a larger location in 2015 with more seating, an outdoor patio, and an expanded menu with sandwiches.
Chez Christophe is located at 4717 Hastings Street, Burnaby, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.christophe-chocolat.com.