Rubens chocolates

The 2011 Festival of Chocolate is a great way to sample chocolate in all its variations, with several unique events happening around the Lower Mainland.

Rubens chocolates

Over the weekend, my husband and I attended the Rubens Chocolate High Tea in Port Moody.

Rubens Chocolate High Tea

This was an excellent way to spend a couple of hours indulging in delicious homemade chocolate creations and savouries.

Rubens Chocolate High Tea savories

We started our tasting with a selection of savoury sandwiches and a choice of hot beverage (coffee drinks, hot chocolate and hot chocolate infusions, as well as tea were on the menu).

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Once we’d finished our sandwiches, we were led to the gelato case to select a flavour to marry with a homemade mini Belgian waffle.

Rubens Chocolate High Tea

This was the bomb! A warm Belgian waffle, drizzled with warm Belgian chocolate followed with a scoop of (in my case, Chocolate Coffee Crunch) gelato on top was simply divine.

Rubens Chocolate High Tea

My husband chose the Gianduja gelato: a hazelnut concoction equally fabulous atop his waffle.

Chocolate fondue

To finish the tasting, we were served fruits (fresh and dried), nuts, pretzels, potato chips, cookies along with two cups of warm dipping chocolate (milk and dark) for a fondue.

Chocolate fondue Chocolate fondue

The plate also arrived with a mini chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and chocolate shavings.

Chocolate fondue

This is an event that chocolate lovers should not miss out on! Not only is the event well priced at $35/person, but the Port Moody shop is a serious find for chocoholics. While at the event, I also photographed some of their beautiful truffles. Included in the price is a six piece box of chocolates to take home.

Rubens chocolates Lemon-Ginger truffle Rubens chocolates

The event continues as part of the Festival of Chocolate on the following two Sundays: October 30 and November 6, with two seatings daily, noon to 2 pm and 3-5 pm. Tickets are still available online. Don’t miss out, as there’s limited seating in the café; once the tables fill up, you’re out of luck!


Rubens Chocolate is located at 146 Brew Street in Suter Brook Village, Port Moody.

1 Comment

  • Comment by Dawn Donahue — October 25, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Dear Ariane – thank you for the excellent blog – glad that you enjoyed the Rubens Chocolate High Tea and Chocolate Fondue!

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