I cannot tell you how much I LOVE the cafes and dessert shops in Asia. Not to mention the spectacular-looking desserts, most cafes express a unique personality. What’s better way to enrich your day than surrounding yourselves with desserts and coffee? Even if you’re alone, sitting in a cafe can bring peace and inspiring ideas to your mind 😉
French cuisine is one that I have not covered a lot in my blog. Whenever I think of French food, I automatically associate with “upscale”, “expensive”, “dressy” as well as the notorious stereotype of serving small, petite portions with arrogant service. I was afraid that I would be smirked at if I didn’t have an extensive knowledge of food and wine.
This month, I gathered up my courage and visited the newly opened French restaurant, Parc Cafe and Brasserie, on 17th Ave. Click to read more!
Happy Friday everyone! Any burger lover out there? Kev and I had a burger fever on our Las Vegas trip last Christmas. Just thought I would share with you our eatery adventure in celebration of all the hard work you put in for the week. This is my first time joining the Fiesta Friday community. Thanks Angie and The Novice Gardener for putting together this weekly Friday party. Hope you all have an awesome weekend!
Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man@ Caesar Palace
Max Brenner is my all time favorite. I first knew about it when I was in NYC. From then on, I am addicted to it. When I went back to Asia, I was delighted to find their Singapore branch to continue feeding my Max Brenner addiction. When I found out there’s also a branch in Las Vegas, I was overjoyed! XD Too bad this branch is now permanently closed, but we could still satiate our hunger through photos 😛
The restaurant was conveniently located inside the Forum Shops at Caesar Palace.
Chocolate is my all-time favorite. A tiny piece of it is enough to instantly make my day better.
While strolling around Inglewood today, Kev and I visited this tiny chocolate store that the lady from another store down the street recommended to us. Click to read more!
Our friend Pat brought us to Sweet Revenge after dinner, which is located on Main Street, near E King Edward Ave. The store is small and unnoticeable from the outside.
This place was like a small antique store, with old paintings and decorations on the wall. The dimly lit environment elicited an intimate, cozy atmosphere. This place only opens in the evening from 7 pm. We arrived shortly after they opened so the store wasn’t too busy yet and we were able to get a table immediately. The store got very busy after 8pm and people had to wait in line for seats.
Pat said this is one of his favorite dessert places in Vancouver. They serve fine, homemade desserts that only use real butter, organic flour and organic free-range eggs and do not have any shortening, margarine, lard or preservatives.
We picked 2 of their bestsellers to try- the warm apple pie with whipped cream ($7) and chocolate pudding cake ($7). The apple pie was fabulous! I’d never had such a delicious apple pie before. The filling got a bit of the sour taste from the apple and it blended perfectly with the pie crust.
The chocolate pudding cake seemed quite sweet because of all the chocolate sauce covered on the outside, but actually the sweetness was just about right. It was warm, moist and the texture was smooth like marshmallow. Perfecto!
We will definitely come back again to try their other desserts when we get a chance to visit Vancouver in the future.
My review: This place is like ferrero rocher. A perfect place for dates with romantic ambiance and delicious desserts.