Thomas Haas products are exclusively available at select retailers, cafes – and at their own two unique destinations in North Vancouver and Kitsilano. You may have sampled their independent line of hand crafted chocolates, truffles, and the popular One! Bar. But have you visited a Thomas Haas Patisserie? Don’t be afraid – they’re more family friendly than you think.
On the Menu
Internationally acclaimed pâtissier Thomas Haas had created a mouth-watering selection of breakfast pastries, soups, gourmet sandwiches and desserts – not to mention exquisite hot chocolates, specialty coffees and aromatic pots of tea. Kids love the macaron selection, displaying a long line in wonderful flavours and colours. Peek through the portholes to see chocolatiers and pastry chefs at work – and find the hidden drawers to reveal a chocolate to sample.
Both locations have an outdoor seating area, perfect for kids on autumnal days, with a hot drink of something and some goodies.
Special Mention for the Macarons
You name it, they have it: chocolate, coffee, cassis, lemon, passion fruit, mango-coconut, mocha, pistachio, raspberry, caramel, vanilla. They’re $1.80 each, $11 for a six piece gift box of $20 for a dozen. So, of course, just get the dozen.
There will be no tantrums and tears at Thomas Haas. They use only the best raw ingredients, with no artificial colouring or flavouring. The chocolates are perfumed with fine BC wine, maple syrup from Quebec, vanilla beans from Tahiti, fresh citrus zest, organic herbs and spices (you had me at ‘wine’). Cakes and pastries use Fraser Valley hazelnuts and berries, Okanagan fruits – directly from the farmer.
Jackie Bateman is an author and copywriter based on the North Shore. She has two children and several eye-bags. In between picking up goldfish crackers and making grilled cheese sandwiches, she writes dark, psychological thrillers. Drop by her website at www.jacbateman.com or follow her on Twitter where she's @jacbateman.