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Day 370 – Chef’s snickers

29 Apr

We managed to get a table at Lupa, a new restaurant by celebrated chef Mario Batali. There were plenty of staff hanging around, almost too many but they seemed to keep themselves busy as we had several different servers. One in particular was very good at answering our ignorant questions about the carefully designed Italian menu.

His recommendations were excellent and thoroughly enjoyable, though a few erred on the skimp side. The dessert menu was equally mesmerising and we hastened to summon the waiter over to explain some of them.

He began, “The peanut chocolate bar is basically a snickers bar, with a hazelnut cake base, then a layer of chocolate caramel on top, followed by a chocolate ganache. It is served with a scoop of chocolate lemon sorbet,” he finished with a smile. I was sold and signed up for that!! We also decided to get the bourbon flour less chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream.

And boy we were not disappointed! Beautifully presented and a delight on the tastebuds, it truly was a gourmet snickers bar with varied flavours and textures of a thick gooey caramel, smooth slighty salty ganache and crunchy nuts… The sorbet was equally rich yet refreshing and light at the same time!

The flour less cake was a mere finger and though it didn’t lack in flavourit, fared far inferior in comparison to the peanut chocolate bar. Hmmm think that’s a new favourite.

Peanut Chocolate Bar

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Bourbon Flourless chocolate cake

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Posted by on April 29, 2012 in chocolate, lemon, nuts

 

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