OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2013) - The smell of chocolate wafts through the air in downtown Ottawa as Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut / Cococo Chocolatiers opened January 27, 2013, at 256 Dalhousie Street, in popular Byward Market. Just in time for Valentine's Day.
Media are invited to an Open House Event:
When: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Time: 11am - 6pm
A photo opportunity will take place at 12:00pm where Mayor Jim Watson will help make a decadent chocolate sculpture with the Cococo Chocolatiers team.
"Alongside the traditional and well known assortment of Bernard Callebaut chocolates that Canadians have grown to love over the years, our store will also offer a wide array of new and exciting chocolate products- things like gourmet hot chocolate and espresso, decadent pastries, and - when in season - fruit freshly dipped in our signature chocolate recipes," says a smiley Céline Levo, an owner and the General Manager of the company's newest Canadian location.
"I am passionate about chocolate, especially this chocolate, and can't wait to share my excitement with every customer that walks through the door," adds Levo.
These are the products that Oprah tweeted as "amaaazing chocolates" during her recent Canadian tour.
Throughout the day, the company's Maître Chocolatier, Derrick Tu Tan Pho, will be constructing a chocolate sculpture on site to commemorate the opening of the new Ottawa location. Mr. Pho is an internationally renowned and award winning chocolatier and author.
Celine and her chocolate-loving team will be sampling new individual chocolates, chocolate pastries, and the new Rosemary Fusion bar, which the company won a Silver medal for at the 2012 International Chocolate Awards in London.
About Cococo Chocolatiers, the Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut Company
Based in Calgary Alberta, Cococo Chocolatiers Inc. operates eight corporate stores in Calgary, one in Banff, two in Victoria, British Columbia, and an affiliate store in Ottawa,Ontario. Cococo Chocolatiers Inc. also supports 21 other stores run by independent dealers throughout Canada and the USA. All products are handcrafted using all-natural, preservative-free ingredients. It offers the finest chocolate products under the Cococo and Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut brands. For more information please visit www.bernardcallebaut.com or www.CococoChocolatiers.com.