December 23, 2008 | Cakes, Bread & Dessert, Central jakarta, Closed, Events, International Cuisine, JAKARTA, South Jakarta
Last weekend, we attended a chocolate appreciation class (80K on Sundays, 65K on Tuesdays and Thursdays) held at Creole chocolaterie patisserie. As it was impossible for me to join during weekdays, we booked for sunday session instead. The place is small but warm and cozy. Upon arriving, each of us was given a cup of Belgian chocolate brew and a bottle of mineral water. The class was taught by Jose ‘Joy’ Pelo (a Filipino who taught at culinary school in Australia). He began the class with a story about the origin of chocolate. We got to sniff and taste an array of chocolate prepared in a small plates. We tasted compound chocolate, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, milk chocolate, and chocolate containing 43%, 64%, 71%, and even 94% cocoa mass. I can only tolerate the 64% dark chocolate as the 71% & 94% tasted too bitter for me.
After that, we were given an array of cake samples with iced chocolate drink served with vanilla ice cream. On the plate, there were their signature cake Dome Au Grand Marnier, Opera Cake, Tiramisu, ‘blanc’ White Chocolate Cheese Cake (topped with a slice of strawberry), Le Sultan, Dates Chocolate Cakes and Mango Shortcake accompanied with mango sauce and chili raspberry sauce. I love the mango shortcake very much and their chili raspberry sauce were surprisingly spicy. After that, we were introduced to their chocolate truffles and pralines, plus a most delicious chocolate pure blend that taste so good, I hijacked SC’s portion. Overall, we had a very enlightening evening (plus a very full stomach). This is surely a must visit for those who claim to be chocolate lovers. 🙂
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