I throw the gauntlet down: I am, without a doubt, the most passionate chocoholic food blogger in UAE. I love chocolate. It loves me (on the hips no less). Little did I know I was nearly going to drown in it. Really.
During the Eid break, I decided to boldly go where I have not gone before. One of the places that has been slowly beckoning me for a few months now has been the Vintage Chocolate Lounge in Dubai Mall.
So I walked in and started looking at the menu. There was a lot that caught my eye and I wish I had someone with me at that point because I would’ve sampled a lot more than I actually did. I mean, names were leaping out at me: Chocolate Sushi (potentially the only way I will ever have anything resembling sushi), Fondue (Oh Yasmin, remember our fondue adventure?), Cocoa Crepes, and SO MUCH MORE.
I decided to try the chocolate shot with cinnamon sprinklings, and the hot chocolate soufflé.
The chocolate shot arrived first.
Now, don’t make the mistake I did: I thought it was a “hot chocolate” shot. So I swigged the little shot glass and nearly choked on…pure chocolate. You know, the thick, yummy, warm, oozing chocolate bakers make when they want to…uhh…bake stuff? That. It was just…chocolate. With a hint of the cinnamon I’d asked for on top.
Because then…the hot chocolate soufflé arrived. I took my spoon and gingerly poked the top crusty layer that collapsed into the innards of that white bowl…and splashed into really hot…hot…sinful chocolate.
And then when I put that spoon in my mouth, I moaned again. That’s some serious chocolate soufflé going on there. It was great to mix the slightly flaky, crusty top with the really hot chocolate inside, along with some cake-y textures in there.
I finished the hot chocolate soufflé and slowly swirled the last molten bite inside my mouth.
Chocolate-gasm update: my tongue exploded. The end.
Practical Tip: I ordered chocolate ice-cream along with the chocolate soufflé but I forgot about it because it didn’t arrive with the plate, and it came to me just before I finished the soufflé – but trust me, you don’t need anything more than the basic soufflé. It’s gorgeous on its own.
For more info, check out Vintage Chocolate Lounge’s official website.