Did you know that World Chocolate Day falls on July 7?
On this day, you can expect chocolate lovers from all over the world to celebrate what they deem to be the end-all and be-all of foodstuffs: the chocolate.
Chocolate is prepared from the fruit of the tropical tree Theobroma cacao (the name translates to “food of the Gods). This tree is native to the Amazon and Orinoco river basins in South America, thriving in hot and humid areas. As chocolate’s global popularity grew, so did its cultivation, with cacao plantations in regions such as West Africa, South and Southeast Asia.
While chocolate is so versatile that it can even be used as an ingredient in savory dishes, my love for it stems from its sweet applications.
So, fellow foodies, allow me to share a sampling of my favorite chocolate dessert incarnations from various establishments in the metro.
Teddy Keng’s Chocolate Gateau from Chef Jessie’s Place
Chef Jessie’s version of the decadent chocolate cake, this confection is made of alternating layers of light chocolate cake and rich chocolate cream filling all covered with a rich, shiny ganache and decorated with an unfurling flower fashioned from chocolate. Definitely a choco-holic’s delight!
Chef Jessie’s Place is located at 1997 Pililla corner Obrero and Tanay Streets, Valenzuela, Makati City, open daily from 9am to 4pm for pick up and delivery. To order, text or call +63 917 8967880, +63 917 8330797 or +63 977 0976649 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about Chef Jessie’s Place here.
White Chocolate Creme Brulee from Bistro Manuel
This rich and creamy custard also features the subtle flavor tones of white chocolate, topped with a torched sugar sculpture and a tangy berry tartlet.
Bistro Manuel Bistro Manuel is located at Second Floor, Six Axis Center, 4347 B. Valdez Street, Poblacion, Makati City, now open for dine in as well as takeout. To book your table, fill out this questionnaire.
More on Bistro Manuel here.
Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie from MDJ Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are a go-to comfort food. Now imagine those goodies getting an upgrade with the use of silky brown butter sauce and a bit of sea salt and you’ve got one of MDJ Cookies’ best-selling creations.
To order, send MDJ Cookies a message via Facebook or Instagram with your name, address, contact number, delivery date, flavors (with quantity of order) and mode of payment (GCash and BPI are accepted).
More about MDJ Cookies here.
Chocolate Truffle Liquor Cake from Inang Charing
A decadent 5-inch diameter confection of layers upon layers of chocolate goodness from a moist chocolate cake base flavored with chocolate liquor covered by a thick and creamy chocolate ganache and topped with a generous sprinkling with cocoa powder.
Read more about Inang Charing Cakes and Pastries here.
S’mores from Bistro Charlemagne
Truth be told: I’m not into marshmallows but Bistro Charlemagne made a believer out of me with its S’mores. Rich Ghirardelli chocolate ganache is topped with a thick layer of roasted marshmallows and served with graham crackers. This has become a fam fave!
Read more about Bistro Charlemagne here.
Hot Chocolate from Cafe Mary Grace
During gloomy rainy days, a cup of hot chocolate sure perks me right up. Cafe Mary Grace’s Hot Chocolate is rich and milky, good enough on its own but spectacular as a dessert when paired with some of the store’s baked goods.
Selected Cafe Mary Grace stores are open for dine-in, takeout or delivery via GrabFood.
Read more about Cafe Mary Grace here.
Choco Salted Caramel Cake from Coffee Time Cakes and Pastries
￼This dessert is a chocolate cake layered with salted caramel and covered with a luscious chocolate frosting. Perfect when partnered with a cup of your favorite coffee.
Read more about Coffee Time Cakes and Pastries here.
Champorado Cheesecake from 121 Restaurant
The quintessential Pinoy breakfast cereal is now in cheesecake form. Now, instead of enjoying piping hot, you get to savor it decadent and frozen on a crust of graham crackers. Yum!
Course your order for this fresh take on an old favorite for delivery here.
Read more about 121 Restaurant here.
So chocolate lovers, feel free to indulge yourself and give in to your chocolate cravings with these top picks on World Chocolate Day!
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Happy eating, choco-holics!
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