‘Tis the Season for Holiday-themed Confections, Stocking Stuffers and New Bûche de Noël Collection
Chocolatier Thomas Haas is warming up the winter and loading Santa’s sleigh with a collection of Christmas-themed confections, stocking stuffers and baked goods available exclusively at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie.
For 2016, Haas features an assortment of new handcrafted creations including:
• Rudolph in the Forest or Mr. Snowman — Whimsical festive chocolate treats filled with caramel and chocolate-covered truffle cubes, almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios ($59 each).
• Tannenbaum — A decorative Christmas tree filled with airbrushed truffles and accented with white chocolate snowflakes ($69).
• Truffle Tree — A fun-to-eat chocolate tree decorated with handmade chocolates and truffles and adorned with a white chocolate star ($39/$59).
• Stuffed Santa’s Boot — A chocolate boot filled with chocolate-covered truffle cubes and caramelized almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios and dipped in dark and milk chocolate ($6.50 each or 4 for $24).
• Holiday Tree Barks — White chocolate-pistachio, dark and milk chocolate barks adorned with an assortment of sun-dried fruits and caramelized nuts ($9/$19).
• Chocolate Ornaments — Airbrushed with cocoa butter and filled with an assortment of delicious handmade chocolates and truffles, available in three sizes ($24/$39/$49).
BÛCHE DE NOËL
To celebrate the holiday season, Haas unveils an exclusive limited edition lineup of delicious Bûche de Noël Yule Logs, inspired by eight of his most popular cake flavours — Champagne Truffle, Chestnut Mont Blanc, Chocolate Caramel, Crispy Chocolate Raspberry, Dark Orange Chocolate, Hazelnut Praline, Milk Chocolate Tiramisu and Pistachio Sour Cherry — available for pre-order today for pickup only on Dec. 23 or 24 ($37).
In true Christmas fashion, Haas will also offer his famed Stollen, a delectable traditional German Christmas bread filled with the finest almonds, rum-soaked golden raisins and freshly zested oranges ($19.50/$33).
To make stocking stuffing easy this holiday season, Thomas Haas offers a variety of handmade treats such as Pâte de Fruit, delicate fruit gelées available in raspberry, cassis, pear, passion fruit and lychee flavours ($6); Chewy Caramel, chewy vanilla caramel enrobed in dark chocolate and finished with fleur de sel ($8.50); Chocolate Covered Confections available in Ginger & 61%, Hazelnut & 67%, Almond & 73% and Espresso Beans & 43% ($12.50) or Pistachio & White Matcha ($15); an assortment of 11 Chocolate Bar flavours ($4.90 each/6 for $28) and Lollipops with holiday décor in milk, dark and white chocolate ($2.90 each/5 for $13).
Thomas Haas also offers a wide assortment of Gift Boxes filled with his most popular holiday treats, handmade chocolates, truffles and confections and available as a Signature Gift Box in eight different sizes ($7, two pieces; $12, four pieces; $21, nine pieces; $35, two-tier, 18 pieces; $52, three-tier, 27 pieces; $67, four-tier, 36 pieces; $82, five-tier, 45 pieces; $99, six-tier, 54 pieces); a Signature Round Gift Box in five different sizes ($42, one-tier, 17 pieces; $82, two-tier, 34 pieces; $122, three-tier, 51 pieces; $162, four-tier, 68 pieces; $202, five-tier, 85 pieces); and his trademark Ultimate Gift Box available in small, medium and large sizes ($99/$149/$199), as well as Gift Cards available in a variety of denominations for in-store purchases.
All 2016 Holiday products are available at the two Thomas Haas patisseries in North Vancouver and Kitsilano beginning Nov.17, with a limited selection also available at high-end retailers such as Whole Foods and Urban Fare. A variety of items may also be ordered online at thomashaas.com and shipped across Canada.
ABOUT THOMAS HAAS CHOCOLATES & PÂTISSERIE | An internationally acclaimed, fourth-generation pâtissier, Thomas Haas gained experience in Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe and North America before settling in Vancouver and opening his own namesake chocolaterie, patisserie and café in 2005. Haas — Vancouver Magazine’s Pastry Chef of the Year in 2011 and 2013 through ’16 — uses only the finest raw ingredients sourced both locally and from around the globe and, in keeping with family custom, eschews the notion of assembly lines and mass-production techniques, instead trusting in a talented team of pastry chefs and chocolatiers whose finesse and sensitivity is lovingly expressed in every hand-spun confection.
Thomas Haas products are exclusively available at both his Kitsilano and North Vancouver cafés as well as select leading hotels, retailers and restaurants across North America. www.thomashaas.com
North Shore | 128 – 998 Harbourside Drive | North Vancouver, BC V7P 3T2 | 604-924-1847
Kitsilano | 2539 West Broadway | Vancouver, BC V6K 2E9 | 604-736-1848
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Sunday and Monday)
Holiday Hours: Dec. 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 pm., Dec. 25 – 27 closed, Dec. 28 – 30 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.