Few months ago, this piece of art by a local architect, Bill Pechet, showed up in le jardin.
And to celebrate the occasion, work colleagues gathered over hot chocolates and dessert at Mink Chocolates (see two other articles on Mink: Hot Chocolate Break & Wonderful Chocolates).
But it wasn't just hot chocolate. It seems that we are in the midst of the second year of the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival sponsored by City Food Magazine.
Mink Chocolates' hot chocolate features are:
1. Sheba - a hot chocolate based on their pistachio chocolate bars and comes in dark or milk chocolate.
2. Mermaid's Choice - hot chocolate (in dark or milk) that has rosemary infused caramel with fleur de sel. If only I liked caramel, this may have been the better choice.
And for lunch, I had their delicious pavlova with fresh mandarins and bananas, fresh whipped cream and chocolate drizzle.
Documents were shredded, hot chocolate mugs were toasted, sugar levels were drastically enhanced and all had fun.
863 West Hastings Street