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Temper Chocolate & Pastry Delights For Valentine’s Day 

Temper Chocolate Hearts For Your Sweatheart

We’ve suggested a few gifts that weren’t edible in our last post, but know you’d really never think of celebrating Valentine’s Day without chocolate. We headed to West Vancouver for dine out last month and had an excellent meal at Feast. As we wandered up the street we peered into Temper Chocolate and although it was closed, spotted some divine chocolates and were reminded of what a great little lunch and sweets spot Temper is. Be sure not to miss the cookies and chocolate milk!

Temper Chocolate

Temper’s owner, Chef Hodge, hails from West Vancouver and after university he attended pastry school at Le Cordon Blue school in California. He uses only the highest quality of ingredients, to craft rich chocolates, flaky pastries and melt-in-your-mouth desserts, and Temper also offers  a selection of gourmet sandwiches, quiches, and roasted Stumptown coffee.

Temper Chocolate

Chef Hodge works personally with his team to create the most detailed, intricate designs. Creating edible art from stunning airbrush work to hand drawn details all made in house with decadent chocolate ganache. 

Temper Chocolate

For Valentine’s Day the chocolate hearts he has created are divine and it’s worth the trip to West Vancouver to shop for these delights. Stay for lunch, and those cookies and chocolate milk and you won’t be disappointed.


We partnered with Temper to bring you this post, but, as always would never post without testing and enjoying.

Mangia e Bevi Making the World a Better Place With Classic Italian Cuisine

West Vancouver’s Mangia e Bevi Ristorante is busy preparing for the 3rd annual charity event, BACIO to be held January 2010.  Guests can support important medical research while enjoying the sumptuous traditional Italian cuisine.  In addition to the three-course dinner menu featured throughout the month, this year’s BACIO event will end with a special finale dinner on January 31st.

Restaurant owners Antonio Sauro, Robert Parrott, and Doug Grisdale started the BACIO (Because a Cure is Obtainable) event in 2008.  In the past two years they have raised a total of $27,300 for the Lions Gate Oncology Clinic and BC Children’s Hospital Oncology Research.  They plan to increase the total substantially this year by tempting guests with an irresistible three-course menu for the attractive price of $40.

This year the BACIO menu will change weekly, featuring the cuisine of a different region of Italy every seven days.

January 2-8:  NORTH – Piemonte and Veneto

January 9-15:  WEST – Toscana and Lazio

January 16-22:  EAST – Abruzzo and Marche

January 23-30:  SOUTH – Campania and Sicilia

The January 31st dinner, called “Mangere, Bere, Vivere” (to eat, to drink, to live) will consist of four courses paired with complementary wines, plus a silent auction, for a truly fitting finale to a month of incomparable Mediterranean flavours.

Annual BACIO Menu
Saturday, January 2 – Saturday, January 30 2010
Mangere, Bere, Vivere” Finale Dinner
Sunday, January 31 2010
Reception 6:00 pm & Dinner 6:30 pm
$95 plus taxes

Mangia e Bevi Ristorante
2222 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
For more information, or to make your reservation, please call 604-922-8333.


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