The GOODS from Chez Christophe
Burnaby, BC | From the farmhouse, an orchestra, to prehistoric dinosaurs, Christophe Bonzon and his team at Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie (4717 Hastings Street) in Burnaby were inspired to create an eclectic chocolate Easter egg collection this year, launching Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
The six new chocolate eggs include Karat, a large carrot shape with an extra shiny orange exterior ($19.95); a Busy Bunny falling into a flower pot ($19.95); a cheerful and green Eggtor the Dinosaur (36.95); the contemporary and abstract Royal Egg featuring a deep scallop design on one side and an embossed hen shape on the other ($29.95); the musically-inspired Orchestra with cascading egg shells $29.95; and the colourful Nesting Hen sitting on a chocolate nest ($14.95).
“This Easter, we really wanted to create a line-up of chocolate Easter eggs that would appeal to the whole family, from kids to their parents,” says Bonzon, pastry chef and master confectioner. “For example, a dinosaur is unexpected but can certainly bring a smile to a child’s face. The Royal Egg and Orchestra are all about beautiful shapes and lines in chocolate. And, of course, it’s not Easter without a bunny or a hen.”
In addition to the chocolate Easter eggs, Chez Christophe is bringing back the popular bunny-shaped pastry called Lapin, featuring rhubarb gel, strawberry lemon confit, and vanilla monte ($6.20 each) in choux pastry. And, a new Tropical Carrot has been added, featuring coconut montee, lemongrass namalaka, pineapple marmalade, and a mint compote in a vanilla tart shell ($6.20 each).
Other items include bunny-shaped lollipops in caramelized white chocolate for $3.45 each or 3 for $9.
Chez Christophe’s chocolate egg art will start hitting the shelves on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The desserts will launch on Friday, March 16, 2018. Pre-orders are welcome.