Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A sinfully rich, sweet and salty chocolate cake at Impressions, at Resorts World




Tonight, I went to Impressions, the restaurant of Chef Cyrille Soenen at Resorts World Manila, for an intimate party with Chef Cyrille’s chocolate desserts and lots of Hennessy cognac as the highlights.





Impressions is a nice and relaxing restaurant across the Genting Club of Resorts World.

The decor and the set-up here make you feel like you're somewhere on the West Coast, in a big and sophisticated city like San Francisco.

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MY FAVORITE DESSERT 

As for the desserts, I love all the sweet creations I’ve tasted of Chef Cyrille, especially as he balances out the sweet so that it is not overly sugary.

My all-time favorite is his kouign-amman, which is better than anything I’ve tasted in France in a very long time. He pairs this with a perfect salted caramel ice cream.

This is one of the few desserts I always refuse to share. I want my own.

AN AMAZING CHOCOLATE CAKE 


Tonight, Chef Cyrille didn’t have this dessert, because apparently he only serves this at Brasserie Cicou in Greenhills.

But he had another one as the piece de resistance: a very rich and deep salted chocolate cake.



Chef Cyrille told me tonight, rather apologetically: “Lots of people want to order this cake, but we don’t have it for take-out.”

The restaurant manager added: “Some people even come for the Sunday brunch just to have this chocolate cake.”

Of course, with an introduction like this, I just had to have this cake – especially as I’m such a chocolate person.

TWO SLICES FOR ME 


So I had the very first slice of the cake – and, boy, was it absolutely wonderful.

It’s the kind of cake that's so deep and satisfying as to put a chocolate lover in coma.



I had two slices. Cakes like this are worth all the calories.

I also had the dark chocolate soufflé because the dessert chef recommended it very highly.

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THAT MAKES TWO OF YOU… 


Yesterday, this friend told me, with his usual confidence about everything in his world, that he thought he was the only person in the world who could make me do something.

Actually, his exact words were: “No one can coerce you into doing anything – except maybe me.



Well, he’s wrong.

A pastry chef bearing a most delicious chocolate cake that's just slightly sweet and also slightly salty, can certainly make me break my diet.

And very happily so, in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.




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