i need to take you here. yes, you. even though i hate your politics, your distaste for dry cleaning, and your weird thing about latex paint. i need to take you here, even though the waiters wear purple jeans with green stitching, and yellow oxford shirts that match the decor. i need to take you here because it reminds me of los angeles in the eighties. hong kong in the nineties. paris. the casino, not the city. yeah, okay. the city. un peu.
take your time, let me explain: mango chiboust, that's a light french cheesecake; strawberry chiboust with strawberries from baguio, a mountain city--they also have ones with u.s. strawberries; blueberry chiboust; minuet: valrhona milk chocolate mousse infused with peppermint, in between chocolate cake layers on a hazelnut base; limone: calamansi lemon mousse with a strawberry-raspberry coulis center; and uh...i think the thing with the white ball is the baba: chocolate, hazelnut mousse, caramel cream.
you pick pink. pink. the babylon: raspberry mousse layered with almond-infused sponge cake, and a crème brûlée surprise. the surprise being i can't figure out what crème brûlée has to do with this.
i pick the limone. its violent green clashing with the neon cherry appeals to me. it's strong. the calamansi mousse is almost overbearing, but surprisingly the strawberry-raspberry coulis in its bloody, bloody heart tempers it, despite its own boldness. brash.
we're not done yet. i see you eyeing the chocolate case, bon-bons with names like the cast of "brideshead revisited meets the house of flying daggers"--sebastian (milk chocolate ganache with orange cointreau), isabeau (dark chocolate ganache with cocoa and coffee powder), charlotte (champagne truffles). ai ling, and her sister mei ling, the dark/white chocolate twins infused with green tea. we'll take ching ling, their sugarless dark chocolate infused with ginger, cardmom, vanilla pods and cinnamon. that's right, they're sugarless, and they're spectacular.
we'll discuss the dryer lint thing later.
greenbelt 2, makati
the promenade, greenhills
(and various other locations)
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