Meet The Makers: Cocoa Bean To Chocolate Afternoon Tea Experience

Meet The Makers: Cocoa Bean To Chocolate Afternoon Tea Experience


This “Meet The Makers” experience session by Wild Sweets® By Dominique & Cindy Duby is a novel version of the typical Afternoon Tea, but with a uniquely distinct modern take on the products, format and service. The first major point of distinction is that all items be they sweet or savoury include a cocoa bean to chocolate element in various forms derived from the whole cocoa bean including husk, nib, butter, powder and/or complete chocolate all made and/or processed in our own chocolate-making lab. Secondly, the tea served with the set menu courses is not a traditional tea, but instead is a ‘Chocolate Tea’ infusion made entirely from whole cocoa beans and aromatized with fresh elements (I.e. citrus zest).  

Unlike the typical afternoon tea, Wild Sweets® version is not served as one service on a tiered tower, but instead each attendee is served a multi-course set menu of about 12 chocolate-based items served individually throughout the session. At the ‘Chocolate Afternoon Tea’ session, attendees get to “Meet The Makers” as all courses are presented live by world acclaimed chefs Dominique & Cindy Duby who describe each course uniqueness and/or inspiration be it through ingredient and/or preparation techniques. As well as “Interactive’ as each attendee ‘constructs’ most of the dishes by adding various elements to each dish for the greatest texture experience be they crunches, sauces, oils, mists, etc. The Wild Sweets® Chocolate Afternoon Tea sessions last approximately 90-minutes* and here is a session menu sample**

  • Mocktail: Seasonal chocolate infused virgin cocktail | Sweet & Salty chocolate nut mix
  • Tuna Salad: Sourdough bread cheese toast | Tuna salad | Pickled roots | Citrus dried olives cocoa nibs crumble
  • Roast Beef: Sourdough bread cheese toast | Roast beef shaving in chocolate oil | Pickled onions | Ancho chili mayo | Smoked almonds
  • Savory Biscuit: Tuscany ham, Jarlsberg cheese, cocoa nibs & Kalamata dried figs | Balsamic fig butter | Crème fraîche 
  • Coronation Chicken: Raisin bread | Chicken & curry aioli | Chocolate infused fruit chutney | Marcona almond crunch 
  • Egg Salad : Raisin bread | Scrambled egg salad | Pickled cucumber | Crispy capicola & cocoa nibs crunch
  • Sweet Scone: Chocolate & dried apricot scone | Apricot passion fruit crème fraîche |  Apricot saffron butter
  • Lemon Tart: Sablé cookie crumble | Lemon custard cream | White chocolate lemon Chantilly | Lemon cocoa nibs meringue crunch
  • Baked Pudding:  Vanilla custard bread pudding | Dark hot chocolate & rum sauce |  Vanilla bean 'crème fraîche' formula ice cream
  • P B & J Tart: Milk chocolate & peanut butter custard | Sable cookie crumble | Caramel banana compote | Strawberry jelly foam
  • Milk & Cookies: Single origin dark chocolate milk | Bean To Bar ganache filled French macaron cookie sandwich
  • Chocolates: Seasonal chocolate bonbons

All Chocolate Afternoon Tea session are available with advanced online booking only. Sessions start at 12:00 PM (please arrive 5-minutes early) on Sunday afternoons and are held in our “Chocolate-Making Cocoa Bean Lab" in Richmond, BC. Ample free visitor parking at the location. Regretfully, we can not accommodate special dietary requests. Note that all sessions are setup in a ‘communal’ format and thus we can not guarantee specific seating unless in bookings of exactly 4 people (1 table). Private sessions are also available with minimum seating, please inquire for more details.

Terms & Conditions: Sessions dates maybe cancelled due to minimum attendance not being met. Full refunds will be provided with notice of cancellation / maximum 72-hours from scheduled session date. All bookings are final and no refunds are provided unless with minimum 72-hours notice. If you are unable to attend a session and provide a minimum of 48-hours notice from scheduled session date, booking fees maybe used/transferred for another session date. Other conditions may apply, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns prior to registering.

* Session length may vary depending on the menu. **Menu items may change depending on product availability and/or are not be listed in order of service.

NB - product pictured are constructed and photographed by Wild Sweets Creative Team. They maybe from past or current menus and are styled for visual purposes thus may not look the same as each attendee own individual construction / presentation during the session.

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