Best Last Course 2010

Gold: CinCin

Silver: Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie
Bronze: West
Honourable Mention: Chambar
Honourable Mention: Lumière

This category was a duel between Thomas Haas, who recently opened a second location in Kitsilano, just down the block from Lumière, and Thierry Busset, the CinCin patissière who will soon open his own chocolate and pastry shop on Alberni Street. The “irresistible crispy chocolate raspberry” from Haas (Silver) “is the stuff that a dessert lover’s dreams are made of,” said one judge. But Gold went to Busset, whose “skills shine in the simplest of dishes: ethereal coffee macarons, tiramisu like no other, brilliant sorbettos and gelatos.”