For a man with a huge bias towards anything berry the name its self saw this place make its way onto my wish list. Having been in the neighbourhood last week I though it was a good opportunity to finally strike this of my list and sample the highly rated desserts this place had on offer.
Its a short distance down the road from Habanero on 12th main its quite easy to spot. With a colourful entrance and simple and elegant decor to match. The place screams dessert bar through and through. We were welcomed by the owner and he politely took our order while also making some friendly recommendations and offering tips on how best to enjoy the deserts since we were taking them away and not indulging our selves on the spot.
At first glance I must say the menu though exhaustive can be confusing owing to the sheer choice of items available and the fact that each one looks and sounds better than the next. It is helpful though that they have a screen that displays each dessert so you can see what your order will look like in high definition before you decide.
We finally settled on one portion each of the coffee cream rolls, the salted caramel mouse, the strawberry lemon custard parfait and the strawberry mango verrine. The presentation from picture to what we actually got were very accurate considering it was a take away package and my god did they taste good.
My two absolute favourites were the coffee rolls and the caramel mouse because of my preference for strong flavours. The coffee rolls had a smooth coffee cream wrapped in a perfectly baked tuile that was soft crunchy and crispy at the same time. The salted caramel mouse had those irresistible deep caramel tones with the hint of salt at the end set in an edible chocolate cup. The other two desserts were more smooth and creamy with subtle layers of flavour and perfect palette cleansers post a heavy meal. The strawberry added a great tang with the cream to balance it out and they were equally heavenly.
To end it all we were pleasantly surprised to see the pricing. For the kind of skill, quality of ingredients and presentation involved any other fancy restaurant/ hotel would easily have gotten away with 2-3 times the pricing. The average price for one item is just under the 150 range and worth every last rupee.
The man here is a genius I know for a fact this is my new favourite dessert place in town and I cannot wait to go back for more and to try everything else on the menu.
Pros: - Unique menu totally off the regular path
- Very reasonably priced for the kind of gourmet food on offer
- Well located in an upmarket part of town
Cons: - just wish they were closer to my side of town