Easter Chocolates Worth Hunting For

Chez Christophe takes chocolate eggs to new “Heights” in Burnaby

Start your Easter egg hunt early this year at Chez Christophe Chocolaterie and Patisserie (4712 Hastings Street). The Burnaby Heights shop has dedicated an entire line of exquisite handmade chocolate sculptures to Easter, featuring wonderfully imaginative creations of eggs that are almost too artistic to taste.
“As a child, I used to make chocolates with my mom, and Easter eggs were a favourite,” explains Christophe Bonzon, Swiss-trained master confectioner of Chez Christophe Chocolaterie and Patisserie, located in Burnaby Heights. “In Europe, chocolatiers really make Easter eggs a work of art of all shapes and sizes, and I wanted to bring that to the Lower Mainland with our original and delicious designs. My chocolates are modern takes on the traditional Easter egg theme.”

Each of Bonzon’s Easter egg creations is handcrafted with Swiss chocolate Carma, unique to Chez Christophe for Canada. The sculptures all tell a story starting with a whimsical rooster crafted with a variety of chocolate eggs, a contemporary Easter egg nest stack that artfully references an Easter egg hunt with hidden eggs, an egg-within-an-egg adorned with some of Chez Christophe’s selection of bonbons, and an intricate lattice wrapped showpiece featuring a surprise-packed golden egg.

Chez Christophe’s Easter chocolates range from $12 for a small sculpture to $100 for an extra large sculpture. There will be 15 different varieties in total to choose from and limited quantities are available starting on March 24, pre-orders welcome.

Bonzon, a native of Switzerland, trained under some of Europe’s best grand masters at Zurich’s Chocolate Academy and at L’Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona in France. Previous to opening his own patisserie in 2013, he was executive pastry chef at Vancouver’s CinCin Restorante and Choux Cafe in Western Australia.

For more information, please visit www.christophe-chocolat.com.

About Chez Christophe
Award-winning pastry chef and chocolatier Bonzon brings a small taste of Switzerland to Canada at Chez Christophe Chocolaterie and Patisserie with a wide collection that ranges from fine handmade chocolates, truffles, signature chocolate bars, artistic chocolate sculptures to specialty French maracons, viennoiserie, desserts, and cakes. “The opportunities to transform are endless” and at Chez Christophe, you will find uniquely crafted creations made with passion and creativity.

Chez Christophe is located in Burnaby Heights at 4712 Hastings Street and is the only Canadian shop to use premium Swiss chocolate Carma. For more information, visitwww.christophe-chocolat.com.

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