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soleil806 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Montreal, Canada81 contributions47 helpful votes
Still the best chocolate, ever. Artisanal chocolate by chocolatier who is present, delicious chocolates, great gift for friends and family; box of chocolates, and home-made ice cream. Excellent chocolate truffle ice-cream especially. Still the nicest treat in Montreal and just south of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, on Crescent street. Gracious, expert service, seats outside or do take-out and online orders/delivery in these special times.…
Date of experience: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
Brian S wrote a review Jan. 2020
3 contributions8 helpful votes
Strolling southward on Crescent Street, I could not suppress a smile, then a chuckle. For I realized, I am a thrice-blessed man. Firstly, I have been properly introduced to the marvels of the stars and our solar system. Secondly, I have recently listened to Stradivarius' Red Violin in person. And thirdly, I have sampled concoctions from the chocolate collection to be found at the Divine Chocolatier. In a short space of time, I have experienced the epitome of visual, auditory, and gustatory delights. One can contemplate the wonder of the stars so simply. Just step outside, find a spot ambient-light-free, and gaze upward. Imagine for a moment the immensity and magnitude. Then contemplate the dedication of those bringing us the truths and beauty to be found there: Kepler with his mathematics, Newton's profound apple, stalwart Galileo risking the stake for his discovery. Appreciation of truth and beauty often demands great sacrifice and risks. Have you viewed the movie, "The Red Violin"? If not, by all means do so. Yet even this account falls so very short. How did this musical genius determine what grove, even which tree, to select for his instruments? What patience did it demand to produce any one of his masterpieces? And with what magic did he imbue this particular instrument to produce the notes it does? The present holder of the Red Violin has devoted two-and-a half decades to it with stunning results. Two-and-a-half decades ago, Rich, the master chocolatier at Divine, had already invested twenty years of an apprenticeship "fencing the Unicorn" of fine chocolate. Consider that for one moment. How many artists do you know dedicating so much of their lives to one specific endeavor? The results of such stewardship, like the views through a fine Newtonian telescope or the notes singing from the strings of a Stradivarius, are matchless. As the senses of sight and hearing can be thrilled, so too can your sense of taste. Satisfaction of sorts may be attained through standard ingredients, rote recipies, and cellophane wrapping. True magic, ever elusive, can never be captured thus. You citizens of Montreal, you happy visitors, you fortunate few, have upon your doorstep a unique strain of magic. Do not hesitate. The Divine Chocolatier is a treasure, one of Montreal's unheralded pearls, and one you must experience to appreciate. Enjoy, and, better still, share your magical discovery.…
Date of experience: December 2019
Miriam I wrote a review Sep. 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Visited this delightful chocolate shop after being recommended it by a local... best advice I’ve ever followed! My favourite was the ‘Mozart’, a trio combination of pralines and it most definitely lived up to its name. What a masterpiece!
Date of experience: September 2019
Customer wrote a review Apr. 2019
The chocolate are somewhat fair; the shop is unpleasant, full of signs saying if you break it you buy it. The owner is very unpleasant and the shop assistant is not better. I will be never go back.
Date of experience: April 2019
Cara C wrote a review Feb. 2019
Boston, Massachusetts4,246 contributions450 helpful votes
I love just walking in this shop! The smell of chocolate just envelopes you. I always go for the build your own box, but also got macarons this time too and they were so good too!
Date of experience: January 2019
3 Helpful votes