Tag: Hot Chocolate
Chocolate Arts located on West 3rd Avenue is one of Vancouver’s most principled chocolate making institutions, and their Cafe, is one of my favorite places to visit! I had the opportunity to visit during the 2014 Hot Chocolate Festival. At Chocolate Arts, their goal is to create delicious, innovative creations that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the tastebuds. Furthermore, when it comes to giving back to the community, they’re in a class of their own.
For some reason, those living in Peru predominantly enjoy drinking chocolate in the summer. Inconceivable you say! You would think that it would be a beverage to enjoy in the winter months like most other countries. That said, Peru experiences its summer during the Christmas holiday season. And along with panetón, lechón and turkey, drinking chocolate is a historic holiday treat.
It’s the day we say “Thank you” to the women who raised us. Our mothers, our friends mothers, aunts, sisters, grandmothers, and of course our girlfriends. There have been so many women responsible for influencing and shaping me into the woman I am today.
In past blogs, I’ve written about how much I love learning about the ways other cultures enjoy drinking chocolate. Today, I’m going to share what I’ve learned about drinking chocolate in Guatemala, a place many agree is the birthplace of chocolate itself!
We talk a lot on our blog about the types of drinking chocolate we love and the adventures we go on to find it. Today, we thought we would give you a behind the scenes look at how we make that perfect mug of chocolate.
We had the best time last weekend at the Northwest Chocolate Festival in Seattle. You just can’t help but be in a good mood when all you have to do all day is look, taste and smell chocolate! The festival took place at a great location, Bell Harbor Pier. With exhibitors from 15 different countries, we couldn’t believe how many booths there were. The opportunities to try all sorts of different chocolate was endless. Of course, our emphasis was on the drinking chocolate!
I can’t remember the exact reason I came across Mirolo Chocolatiers (I am guessing it was Facebook), but when I looked up their menu, and they had drinking chocolate, I knew I had to try it.
I feel like I have been driving north a lot lately, but when there is chocolate adventure to be had, I don’t mind at all!
This time I stayed within the US border, but got pretty darn close to our neighbors up north again with my weekend being spent at Semiahmoo Resort, near Blaine, Washington. My chocolate adventure actually took place in Bellingham, Washington, at Chocolate Necessities.