Burnaby’s Chez Christophe Wins Gold At The International Chocolate Awards
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Put this “golden” white chocolate on your holiday list this year. The Bonbons Ananas Avocat by Burnaby Height’s Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie (4712 Hastings Street) travelled the world and was just bestowed with Gold at the 2014 International Chocolate Awards World Final in the White Chocolate Ganaches and Truffles category. The winning creation is a pineapple and avocado ganache infused with fresh vanilla beans and Szechwan pepper with a soft pineapple jelly and lime zest, enrobed in blonde chocolate.
“White chocolate is not normally something I work with, but when done right, it can taste really good,” says Christophe Bonzon, owner and master confectioner at Chez Christophe. “The key is to not make it too sweet. The pineapple and avocado really goes well together. The pepper adds a bit of a kick to the bite. We thank the judges for this amazing award!” Chez Christophe was only one of two Gold winners from Canada. The Bonbons Ananas Avocat is now available at Chez Christophe. It can be purchased by the piece or in a special truffle box.
The International Chocolate Awards was founded in 2012 and is an independent competition recognising excellence in fine chocolate making and in the products made with fine chocolate. It is run by a group of international partners based in the UK, Italy and the USA.