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Vancouver Chocolate Club @ Blenz in False Creek


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Blenz Coffee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoSo for 2014′s Christmas Special, Blenz allowed the Chocolate Club (run by Sheepie), to be hosted at one of their location in False Creek (97 W 2nd Ave). They offered free hot drinks for those that came to the event, so thank you so much Blenz! And thank you to the Creative Director who made it happen! He also did a spiel on the chocolate that Blenz uses.


The cafe was new and clean, spacious and had a large decorated Christmas tree for the season. Service was ok, though they messed up our drink orders…but we did have 9 people…
We all got to sit at one big table. We exchanged information on chocolate (and other sweets), got to try chocolate that others had made. It was a successful event and a great way to end of the year!

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Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden

The Festival of Lights usually run from mid December to early January at Van Dusen Botanical Garden, every evening from 4:30pm to 9:00pm,  during the holiday season except on Christmas day (December 25).
Friends, couples and families can enjoy dancing light shows on Livingstone Lake every half an hour, meet Santa, watch performances and see over a million twinkling lights to get you into the holiday spirits.

Admission is $14.25 for one adult (prices are subject to change from year to year, please check their official site for current admission prices). It can get pretty chilly, so bundle up and take lots of photos :D

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The Chalet at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel

On Christmas, we went up to Whistler and experienced the Sleigh ride and fondue dinner combo (from $99).
We got there a bit late, around 7pm. It was already dark, and we were the only ones on the sleigh, so we got a private tour.

The sleigh was pulled by two working horses. We were given blankets, and boy was I glad, cuz I was freezing! It was too bad that it was so dark because we couldn’t see much, but we got a ride through the ‘night’ scene of Whistler. The tour guide also sang, making the ride more fun. Be dressed for the weather!

Then it was a 3-course dinner including cheese and fondue & dessert at The Chalet at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler hotel.A very cozy and warm restaurant.

The dinner starts off with salad. Then the fun fondue dining begins with a cheese fondue with vegetables, followed by Fondue Chinoise (broth based) served with beef tenderloin, prawns and salmon. For dessert, chocolate fondue with fruits and marshmallows! :D

The server was very friendly and helpful, especially since our fire kept burning out. The taste was delicious, and since you can cook your meat as rare or well as you wanted, it was perfect. I am not really a chocolate person, but loved the chocolate fondue! Mmmmmm!




Start off with salad



Cheese fondue!


Main fondue Chinoise



An excellent experience during the winter holidays!

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