Going in line with the blog’s present slogan of “No Stall Too Small”, today’s visit consists of a jolly jaunt to North Burnaby’s Chez Christophe. Seriously, it has to be one of the best dessert places ever…yet before today, I had never even heard of it lol. Sometimes, the best places aren’t in the downtown core, but are in the outskirts and in the suburbs!
First, we have the Gianduja Cherise (5.20). On a side note, don’t worry, if you have a hell of a time pronouncing the things while ordering, you’re not alone (I absolutely butchered it as well xD). Although it looks very rich and saucy, it was actually quite light! The cherry sauce on the outside was sweet, but not overbearingly so, and complimented the burst of tartness from the cherries inside. Combine that with the dark chocolate on the bottom, this made for one hell of a sweet tooth satisfier.
Secondly, we have Mille-Feuille (5.20). The wafer was very light and flaky (good sign so far). And then…(drumroll) the cream..holy it was so rich and vanilla-y, it was like being taken to dessert heaven (it had a distinct flavour, but, again, wasn’t artificially, overbearingly sweet). The coffee spheres (I don’t know what else to call them), were VERY strong in comparison to something like…say a coffee crisp, which contrasted the sweetness from the cream.
-Authentic (overheard the pastry chef talking to another customer about how he moved here from France)
-Really fine desserts
-Easy to get to by bus
-Kind of expensive
-Not much room to sit
Closing Comments: It’s little places like these in the heart of the suburbs and neighbourhoods that make for darn awesome food adventures!
Overall Rating: 4.0 PBJ’s out of a possible 5