The founder of Chocolaterie de la Nouvelle France, Anne-Geneviève Poitras, kindled a passion for fine chocolates while studying pastry and bakery at the Institut du Tourisme et d'Hôtellerie du Québec in Montréal. Determined to share the joyous epiphany with others, she opened her shop, which has earned a spot on Vancouver Magazine’s Best Things to Eat and Drink list and even a recommendation in the Vancouver City Guide.
In her shop, fragrant, sumptuous ingredients perfume handmade chocolates with curious bouquets of flavour bursting with lavender, orange blossoms, and fleur de sel. The house chefs seek out French single-origin or plantation chocolates, made from the cocoa beans of a single country, lending each variety a distinctive character. No additives, preservatives, or artificial ingredients dilute the taste of the confections.