Attention chocolate-lovers! Be amazed by the indulgent chocolate journey at Cafe in this March and April. Returning by popular demand, Pastry Chef Gary Lau is presenting a brand new look to the chocolate buffet this year, along with a sumptuous variety of chocolate specialties available on a rotational basis at the dinner buffet! Here are a few highlights:
The journey begins with a list of hand-crafted specialties. Highlights include chocolate and banana cream cheese pizza – an Italian-style pizza made with chocolate shavings and fruits; chocolate pasta in white chocolate liqueur – an Italian-style dessert complement with premium Mozart chocolate liqueur from Austria; and the chocolate salami – an Italian and Portuguese-style dessert made from dark chocolate, pine nuts, candies and rum. Though savoury in appearance, yet these items all deliver sweet and truly tempting flavours.
Another exciting dessert is the Amedei No. 9 chocolate armagnac cake. Amedei was the first Italian artisan chocolate maker, and its No. 9 chocolate has consecutively won the ‘Golden Bean’ award from the London Academy of Chocolate. It combines cocoa bean from nine different plantations and features the fragrance of citrus and toasted almonds, providing a luxurious flavour to stimulate the taste buds.
Guests are also invited to explore a range of pastries and treats. Chef Gary’s top recommendations are Valrhona Dulcey religieuse and quenelle of milk chocolate with olive oil and Himalaya sea salt that has a smooth texture and a distinctive flavour. Whilst, the Valrhona Bahibe chocolate macadamia nut cake, Lindt white chocolate grand marnier ganache cake and Weiss chocolate praline sesame cake all are must-eats in this chocolate feast.
Aside from chocolate treats, Cafe also serves an impressive range of freshly made delicacies prepared at live cooking stations, including tantalising poached live lobster station and enticing grilled meat station. Other offerings include sushi and sashimi, teppanyaki and tempura from the Japanese kitchen; a fine selection of fresh pastas and pizzas from the Western kitchen; authentic curries and fresh naan breads from the Indian kitchen; as well as an array of Western antipasti, salads, cold cuts and seafood on ice during the dinner buffet.