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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chocolate Check

I did promise I would tell you what I was doing a day before my birtthday
Long ago, back in college, I was out with friends on my birthday. We happened to come across a cae festival going on in one of the hotels. We all walked in and had a fun time feasting on all varieties of cakes. Maybe the cakes were not very tasty - not as tasty as the truffles or black forest you get in hot breads or coffee day etc. But the experience was such fun that I always wanted to do it again.
That day since the hubby and I had decided we are not meeting on my birthday, and a group of us had the opportunity and the idea, so we went on a chocolate trek. Knowing fully well that I am not going to be getting any cake that night.
We went on a dessert parlour walk- just like in US one does a pub walk- moving from one pub to another as per the trail.


We did La Boulangerie in Harrisons, Maple Leaf & French Loaf and Ecstacy and ended with Mocha Mojo.
Dark chocolate is the one that's most happening now and so are concept chocolates like black forest.
Another very inetresting trend I noticed was deconstruction.
So a black forest deconstruction was a cup of chocolate, with chocolate paste, cherry paste and vanilla cream topping. And interesting thing is that they are most delicious when eaten in combination.
(Ok so I am going to make rice daal and call it khichri deconstruction or daal, veggies & gunpowder and call it sambhar deconstruction)
Another interesting observation was the presentation- especially in Ecstacy and Mocha Mojo, the cutlery is a wow...the kinds that you want to slip in your bag when no body is noticing!

This is the Flake cake in Ecstacy (Sathyam)- a choco mousse with caramel icecream. The line of chocolate is part of the presentation. Not a smudge as one may tend to think.
What I have not yet confessed is that once we reached Mocha Mojo, the retro coffee place, I took one look at the menu that included chocolate based shakes like Ferrero rocher shake, Mars shake etc and ordered a pepper chicken plate while a friend ordered a Thai red curry Maggi.. (Yes Maggi..and I swear it was the most delicious one even for a non-Maggi-eater-as-a-rule - better made than the chicken

Ok and offcourse seeing the crowd in such places, I felt positively ancient.




9 comments:

The Rat... said...

hey ! Mocha Mojo?? which one Nungambakam or Indira nagar... i leave very near to Indira nagar one...

they have the bestesht desserts...

ecstasy is my next stop... try Tiramisu at Cake walk, next time... they are yummmmm

The Rat... said...

I live* oops for the spello

Monika,Ansh said...

Now u had me longing for chocolaty coffee

itchingtowrite said...

rat- indira nagar one!
mA- go on have it

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

OMG!! What an absolutely drool-worthy post! And what a great idea! Am tempted to do it tonight :)

Pins N Ashes said...

you made me crave for a chocolate walnut brownie, with chocolate sauce just out of the microwave, all soft and syrupy! slurp....

Andy said...

And whr was I????

Itchingtowrite said...

go on M4 .. go go
Pins- drool drol
Andy- today today

Uma said...

me tempted.. will indulge this weekend even if i don't hop as much as you did...