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Day 378 – Mousse please

Invited to lunch by the big boss, it’s always hard to say no, so I trooped along.

As with all set lunches you need to be a bit strategic and check out the deal and options available: 2-courses vs 3-courses, dessert, whether it includes coffee/tea and plan accordingly. The starter and mains were easy choices. But the dessert was an extra $30 which I must have vocalised as my big boss said, “you can get that too”! Sweet.

The choice between panna cotta and chocolate mousse was never really a difficult one for me, despite a colleague vouching for the panna cotta.

I eagerly finish my starter salad and crumbed sole filet and wait in anticipation for dessert. Unfortunately for my colleague they had sold out of the panna cotta. Any pity I had for him disappeared as mine was placed on front of me… Oh my mousse! Creamy and rich, the caramelised slice of lemon on top was the perfect mix if sweet and sour. It was a very happy lunch day.

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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in chocolate, gluten free, mousse

 

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Day 375 – French flavour

Needing to kill an hour or so while Toby was being groomed, we popped into La Cioche, a very authentic parisian cafe off the motorway. Not particularly hungry (I haven’t really been since being here, I haven’t stopped eating!) I opted for a coffee and the chocolate mousse and I wasn’t disappointed!!

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Posted by on May 30, 2012 in chocolate, gluten free, mousse

 

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Day 353 – Whisk it

There are so many options for dining on the dark side, and after dinner we ventured out to find some tasty sweet treats which lead us to Whisk at The Mira.

It was pretty late and they seated us in the main dining area, the lights were low and they placed a glow lamp on our table to add to the romantic atmosphere. The interiors of the place seemed to be a little mismatched, with a patterned carpet, textured table clothes and sparkly bits on the chairs. Just wanting dessert we skipped to this menu and I choose the chocolate mousse, which was one of their signature items.

Looking rather like a plate of space invaders, I tuck in and it was superbly rich and smooth! The cherries had been drowned in a strong liquor, and the green peppermint jellies were interesting. I think the dish requires the chef actually coming to explain the details on the plate, as so much is happening and the different strong flavours I almost wanted to leave it all and just eat the mousse.

Rating: 4.5/5

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2011 in chocolate, dark, mousse

 

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Day 334 – More mousse?

Always gotta love a buffet, even one where you have to ‘cook’ your own food. It’s a wonder why people pay for these things, but it is always fun playing chef and working on new dishes each time! We’ve grown up with Nomad’s (formerly Kublai’s), and it still holds a special place in our hearts – the all you can eat, buffet, animal skins on the wall and on the chairs, and as always, we make grand statements of how many bowls we’ll eat, but by the end of the second, we’re stuffed… ahh the memories.

Then it comes to dessert and mousse was on the menu:

I don’t know why it’s less than half full! It just means they have to clean more glasses… silly really. It wasn’t the best mousse that I’ve had, but I wasn’t expecting much, a little too rubbery and thick (not a good way). Though some others at the table were loving it had kept going back for more! They definitely had more of these little bowls than they did their mains ha

Rating: 2/5

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2011 in chocolate, mousse

 

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Day 289 – Scrumptious

Whenever you go to a new place for a meal, you always glance through the menu quickly and taking note of anything that sounds interesting. But really, what you’re mostly interested in is the desserts. Such as lunch the other day at glo. at Hotel de Edge. Chocolate was on the menu, and I was done. I moved on to select my starter and mains, and was not disappointed with what the kitchen delivered.

The dessert on the other hand was quite an art –

The dairy free mousse was light and smooth but ot wasn’t as dark as I would have liked it… that was probably a good thing as the generous chocolate smear on the plate was incredibly so! I almost licked my plate, but thought best not to in light of the company and the fact the chef came out to enquire after the meal. mmm very good, thank you.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in chocolate, dark, mousse

 

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Day 276 – Pret a mousse

Having little option for suitable lunch places, we went to Pret. It’s really low down there on my list, I don’t know why. Even when I did eat wheat, sandwiches, pasta and the likes, I rarely frequented their many outlets. There’s just something about it I don’t like.

As I was saying, given the lack of dining venues, we went to Pret and had a tuna nicoise salad in the heat of the day only to be left wanting. Chocolate, sweet, anything really. I had a quick browse into the fridge section and spotted the dark valhrona chocolate mousse. Done.

Luckily I happened to be lunchin’ with someone who didn’t care too much for dark chocolate, so I tucked into it straight away. The chocolate ball bearings on top had a crunchy filling, which decorated a layer of smooth dark chocolate I had to break through to get to the lighter and flufflier mousse. An interesting mouthful of textures, which wasn’t at all unpleasant and I mmmm’d and ahh’d my way through half the pottle.

Feeling a little sickly with my rapido consumption, I decided to slow it down a notch as we walked back to the show. About a quarter was left and I had to put it aside for a palate cleanse. It was indeed dark, and seriously rich. I managed to finish it off by myself, as it was starting to melt in the heat. It definitely is one to enjoy at a pace. Will remember that for next time.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2011 in chocolate, dark, mousse

 

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Day 245 – More mousse?

KCC’s Triple chocolate mousse –

It looks pretty nice, but it wasn’t that great. Disappointing really.

Rating: 2/5

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2011 in chocolate

 

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