Sweet holiday surprises in store at David Hawksworth’s Bel Café

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Bel Café, recently awarded the Westender’s 2015 Best of the City Dining Readers’ Choice Awards Silver medal (Best Downtown Coffee Shop), offers a warm and buzzing haven in the centre of Vancouver’s holiday shopping hub. Step into the café and out of the cold for Christmas treats, autumn eats, or to peruse Bel’s wall of local offerings for stocking stuffers or hostess gifts such as Mellifera honey, house-made granola and Woodlot’s coconut wax-scented candles.

With autumn well underway and Christmas just around the corner, Bel Café is serving up a delicious assortment of fall and holiday goodies. Savoury staples now available at Bel include a Butternut Squash sandwich with brie, apple, walnut and sage aioli ($10.60) and Autumn mushroom soup ($6.80 / $9.00) comprised of mouth-watering ingredients like fontina, hazelnut and tarragon. Looking for something sweet to chase the savoury? Tuck into one of Bel’s festive fall macaron flavours, such as London Fog or Pumpkin Spice.

Christmas is coming and there is no better way to ring in the most joyful time of year than with lovingly made treats from Bel Café’s Pastry Chef, Wayne Kozinko. Bel offers classic Christmas delights such as vanilla shortbread ($14 for box of 12), eggnog lattes ($5.50) and peppermint macarons ($2 each). Indulge in more traditional holiday pastries such as Christmas cake ($17), linzer cookies ($14 box of eight) and milk chocolate, chestnut and caramel entremets ($6.20 small / $40.00 large). Catch the eye and satisfy the sweet tooth of holiday party guests with one of Bel’s edible and decorative macaron trees. These 20-piece trees add a unique twist to ordinary Christmas décor and are priced at $55. Say cheers to the season at Bel with house-mulled cider ($4), bourbon-spiked cider ($9) and eggnog with spiced rum ($9).

Get into the holiday spirit with Bel Café’s seasonal menu favourites and delicious Christmas treat offerings. Christmas goodies will be available from November 23. For more information visit www.belcafe.com or for large corporate orders, contact events@hawksworthrestaurant.com. Prices include tax.