I’m a rigorous book reader, but lately, I’ve been having lapses in my reading momentum. I would usually reach a novel’s end cover in a span of three days (500 pages, more or less) even when I’m not in the mood. Recently though, I find it hard to finish one within a week. Is there such thing as “reader’s block”? I’m not sure. All I know is that, I needed to do something about it. I was pondering on how I could boost up and be inspired to read again. It didn’t take long for me to realize that chocolates were the way to go. My desperation to enjoy a good book brought me to Maitre Chocolatier Boutique Cafe (God’s gift to the chocolate-eating world!)
I ordered the one and only chocolate cake that I’ve tried in this cafe – The Golden Euphoria.
There’s no simpler way to describe this than saying, this is Ferrero Rocher in a cake. Golden Euphoria is basically a chocolate mousse cake with a touch of Fererro. I first had a taste of it last year and I could vividly remember how I fell in love with it. Indeed, it was love at first bite.
What I love about Golden Euphoria is the texture of the mousse, which is rich and velvety smooth that it glides in your mouth like a dream. It’s not the airy kind of mousse, which I hate, by the way. It has some chunks of crushed Ferrero Rocher in it, which makes for a pleasant surprise in every spoonful. The chocolate cake at the bottom is super moist and dense, which also works as an added texture to the mousse base.
But I guess the best thing about this cake lies in the fact that it is not as sweet as you’d expect it to be. In a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the sweetest, this is somewhere in 6 bordering to 7. What I’m saying is, I love the fact that it is not too sweet that I was able to consume all of it! And of course, let’s not forget the star of this dessert; The Ferrero Rocher on top, shining with all it’s glory. Who doesn’t love Ferrero anyway? The chocolate toppings (whatever you call ’em) are on the sweet side though, I didn’t eat them.
|Golden Euphoria – 280php|
Another thing that I really like about this is the intricate and very well-thought presentation. I have a soft spot for beautiful food presentation and this one captures the whole of me (over! haha). But really, it’s very pretty, right? The good news is, it is affordable at 280php. Why do I say that? Because this cake is already good for two (and I consumed this all by myself, so yeah, I appear like a chocolate eating machine!). Plus, it is Ferrero Rocher! The Ferrero Rocher! You don’t only pay for the cake, but also for the presentation and the joy of eating pure chocolate goodness. And as the name suggest, this is euphoria in plate!
I brought a book with me went I went there, and guess what? It did not do the trick! LOL! I got too overwhelmed with the cake that I forgot about the book altogether. But hey? At least I got to enjoy a good dessert and some quiet time alone at the cafe.
I was literally the only one inside the cafe at that time!
Maitre Chocolatier Boutique Cafe is located at the groundfloor of Abreeza Mall, Davao City.