Sunday, October 10, 2010

Death by Tablea @ Chocolat

When: September 19, 2010

When it comes to desserts, I'm not a big believer of chocolates. My family and close friends know this. Oui, it can trigger  the release of happy hormones called endorphins (think Elle Woods) and lead you to sugar rush albeit temporary. It doesn't impress me. Two forkfuls of chocolate cake and I'd give up. When asked to stash mini-snacks for humdrum episodes, I'd prefer buying a bag of potato chips and pineapple juice over a chocolate bar. I find myself more happy with it.

BF, on the other hand, is a chocolate cake person, particularly the bittersweet varieties. So when I asked him to accompany me in the 31st Manila International Book Fair at SM- MOA, I felt guilty that's why I treated him to a chocolate cake after our Kimono Ken lunch! It's a small price to pay after he patiently tagged along with me amidst the human traffic in the biggest book fair. Sweet, you bet! The name Chocolat, after all, holds a special place in my memory as it is one of my favorite romantic films.

Death by tablea (Php 80) and cafe latte (Php 60)

I've read positive reviews about Chocolat, home of deep dark chocolate cakes, so that's where we had his chocolate fix. One of their bestsellers is death by tablea, a chocolate cake with bittersweet icing made with native cacao and condensed milk. After two forkfuls of this cake, I was not very impressed. Sure, it did taste like tablea but the cake lacked moisture and depth. Well.

Revel bar (Php 30) and iced lemon tea (Php 35)

Same thing goes for their revel bar. Too dry. Blah. I'm not really disappointed since their products are reasonably priced. In my list, it may not be an award-winning place for chocolate cravings but it's worth a try.

Chocolat: Deep Dark Chocolate Cakes
G/F North Parking Building
SM Mall of Asia


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