Monday, April 9

Did someone say chocolate?

The month of April isn't solely dedicated to chocolate moulds in the form of Easter bunnies. Our city's love for chocolate goes beyond just that, celebrating a monthlong festivity known as the Ciao! ChocolateFest.

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From April 1 to 30, a melting pot of venues will offer their chocolatey creations for the special price of $7. This experience of worldly flavours is a must-do for all you "chocophiles" out there.

The Forks will also host a Tour du Chocolat on April 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in centre court, where visitors will be able to flavour a range of different traditional and innovative chocolate creations.  All proceeds of the event go toward the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Throughout the month, Sydney's at The Forks will be offering trios of chocolate cherry morsels, made of chocolate and cookie coated with house made cherry infused marshmallow, white chocolate and cherry ice cream, and milk chocolate panna cotta sprinkled with cherry gelee.  Chop Steakhouse & Bar will be featuring dark chocolate pecan banana cake, a dark chocolate pecan banana cake with house made bourbon caramel served with vanilla ice cream, and a fallen chocolate soufflé cake, a chocolate cake with mascarpone mousse and rest vanilla anglaise.

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There are only some of the delectable indulgences you'll find around town.  Here's a list of all the featured restaurants in this year's ChocolateFest:

The Beachcomber
Brooklynn’s Bistro
Caramel Crêpe
Chop Steakhouse and Bar
The Current
Danny’s All-Day Breakfast
Dessert Sinsations Cafe
Fergie’s Fish n’ Chips
Human Bean Coffee & Tea
Kristina’s on Corydon
Lilac Bakery
Maxime’s Restaurant
The Melting Pot
Neon Cone
Promenade Bistro
Rudy’s Eat and Drink
Smoothie Bar
Steve’s Bistro
Sweet Impressions
Sydney’s at The Forks

More information on ChocolateFest can be viewed at Ciao! Magazine's website.


  1. I love chocolate! Those chocolates on the picture are so yummy and inviting! I just have to eat moderately or else I'll have toothaches again. My dentist in Concord says I really shouldn't eat too much chocolates because my teeth are sensitive.

  2. We have the same dental problem Daniella! My dentist in Rockford Illinois recently told me to lay low on eating chocolates due to my worsening dental cavities.

  3. I'm third to hop onto that badwagon. But in my eyes, a sweet indulgence is absolutely worth it. :)