'Tis the season to be jolly! With the season of celebrations and festivities officially upon us, join us as we tour across various cities in search of the perfect chocolate treats.
Where:The Westin Mumbai Garden City, Mumbai
What:Dark Chocolate Truffles
Wallet Alert:INR 50/piece
These hand-rolled Dark Chocolate Truffles are a sugar-free and healthy offering, especially for health-conscious customers, so that they too can indulge their sweet cravings guiltfree. From the single origin Sao Thomé, these truffles boast of an exciting and intense dark flavour – rich in roasted cacao, offering the palate an extraordinary experience.
Where:The Monkey Bar, Mumbai
What:Chocolate Pot De Crème With Salted Caramel
Wallet Alert:INR 250 ++
The rich and goey chocolate pot de crème, topped with crunchy, salted, and caramel popcorn comes in a glass jar with a slice of lemon poppy cake made with olive oil by its side. The dish cleverly balances the comforting crunch of salted caramel popcorn with the silky, decadent dark chocolate mousse. The accompanying slice of lemon cake, to mop up the last remnants of chocolate from the jar, perfectly balances out the sweetness of this hugely popular dessert. Something you shouldn’t miss!
Where:Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel Gachibowli
What:Encapsulated Chocolate Caramel Show Stopper
Wallet Alert:INR 200
The unbeatable combination of a luscious caramel cream paired with a silky dark chocolate mousse—a decadent treat to one’s palate—can be the perfect sweet ending to a satisfying meal.
Where:Slink & Bardot, Mumbai
What:Dark Chocolate Tartelette
Wallet Alert:INR 440
This classic parfait is made with 72% cocoa, glazed with salted caramel, garnished with a rim of crispy caramelised quinoa and a chocolate macaron. Beware: This piece of art is so pretty that you wouldn’t want to dig in!
Where:Social, all outlet
What:Layer Cake, The Ramesh & Suresh and Chocolate Chutzpah
Wallet Alert:INR 190, INR 210 and INR 250
The Chocolate ChutzpahThis place is pure chocolate heaven. Choose from Layer cake which consists layers of flourless chocolate cake, dark chocolate mousse, nutty chocolate mousse served with hot chocolate ganache or The Ramesh & Suresh, deep Fried 5-star chocolate bars topped with hot chocolate fudge served with vanilla ice-cream or the Chocolate Chutzpah, a rich chocolate cake with smarties, crackles and a dunked-in chocobar.
Where:The Runway Project, Delhi and Mumbai
Wallet Alert:INR 595
This place serves up the classic iconic movie The Godfather right on your table. “Leave the gun, take the cannoli!” A chocolate cannoli filled with tiramisu, served in a humidor box with hickory smoke grants you the experience of smoking a dessert cigar. Mind you, this dessert is not recommended for children, as it contains alcohol.
Where:Pa Pa Ya, all Mumbai outlets
What:Chocolate Ball on Fire
Wallet Alert:INR 595
This dome made up of all things sweet—chocolates, chocolate brownie, sugar-coated nuts, Cointreau, and caramel sauce, is sure to leave you on a sugar high. But, too much of chocolate, said no one ever!
Where:Aloft New Delhi Aerocity
Wallet Alert:INR 1200 plus tax (per kg)
A rich and decadent cake with a fudgy centre, prepared using sinful Belgian chocolate and almond meal, is hard to resist. This chocolate cake definitely has our vote!
Where:Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa
What:Classic Double Chocolate Praline Cake
Wallet Alert:INR 2,250/kg ++
This sinfully divine treat comprises of 70% cocoa mousse layered with praline paste and chocolate biscuit complementing any occasion—the perfect way to ring in any celebration.
Where:Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield
What:Bitter Chocolate and Peanut Butter Entremets
Wallet Alert:INR 300/100gm++
This indulgent dish made from cocoa dacquoise sponge is layered with peanut butter and buttercream mix and another layer of bitter chocolate ganache comprising of 70% dark chocolate. That’s not all. The sponge of the entremets is covered with fresh cream and chocolate ganache and garnished with microgreen and roasted hazelnut. What else could we have asked for?
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