Archive for February, 2015

Wine and chocolate pairings

Four Fabulous Wine Pairings, by Devine Wines

Chris Arnold, of Devine Wines & Spirits, created four fabulous pairings for those that might want to do a tasting at home, and great news, Devine Wines is right across the street from our 104th street location so you can make the 4th Street Promenade a one-stop-‘shop’.   2012 Campolargo Brut Rose – Petite Jackie   2012 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino – Petite Audrey   2013 Zorzal Terroir Unico Pinot Noir – Sage & Smoked Chanterelle   Arnaud de Villeneuve Rivesaltes Ambre 5 year old – Spiced Apple Caramel   Please let us know your thoughts on these pairings! >> READ MORE

Fire Opal - 11 piece

Extended hours for Valentine’s Day

We have extended our normal retail hours to make it more convenient for you to purchase your loved ones Valentine’s Chocolates.  The boutiques will be open on Thursday Feb 12th & Friday Feb 13th as follows: Sherwood Park (406 Kaska Road): 9am-7pm Edmonton, Downtown (10140-104th Street): 10am- 9pm Just a reminder that if you are wanting to pick up the Mad Hatter’s Collection or H’Art Collection from Downtown Edmonton earlier than 10am, please visit Credo Coffee (hours).

Coffee Pairing Feb 2015 (2)

Valentine’s Coffee & Chocolate Pairing Recommendations

A great alternative to going out this Valentine’s Day (especially for those with little ones) is to have a date night at home!  Geoff, Chelsea and the team at Credo Coffee had the ‘difficult job’ (dripping with sarcasm, of course) of drinking coffee and tasting chocolate this afternoon to find some exceptional pairings.  These will be featured on CTV Morning Live this coming Monday morning (Feb 9th, 2015) if you want to tune in at 8:23am.   The Pairings Intelligentsia Zambia > The Marguerite (70% dark chocolate from Honduras) Intelligentsia Columbia > H’Art-  Oozy Salted Caramel (64% dark chocolate + >> READ MORE

24 piece Heart

Tragic but sweet: How Valentine’s Day began…

February 14th, Valentine’s Day, is the one specific day a year we go out to purchase gifts specifically to show our loved ones just how much we do indeed love them. But does anyone know why we do? Why, out of 364 other days, do we choose this one to show our affection and appreciation? As many may know, the day is actually named after Saint Valentine who was a Bishop in Rome, somewhere around the date of 270 AD. During this time the Roman emperor banned marriage as he felt it made men too emotionally attached to their families >> READ MORE