Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mosquito

February 22, 2015


Peanut butter & milk chocolate bar w caramel popcorn, caramelized banana jam and popcorn gelato - 2

J's comment > not bad; strong notes of both peanut butter and chocolate, rich; didn't get the banana in the jam or the popcorn in the gelato though

Caramel coffee frozen parfait w espresso meringue, bourbon caramel, candy cap mushroom crème anglaise - 2

J's comment > not bad; strong coffee notes but not bitter; meringues well made, not too sugary; liked the difference in textures throughout (creamy w a bit of crunch at the bottom)

Dark chocolate cremeux w caramelia espuma, cocoa streusel, caramelia pearls, maple syrup, vanilla salt - 2

J's comment > very creamy, rich and heavy; kinda like a gourmet chocolate mousse/pudding; appreciated the streusel texture; didn't taste the maple syrup or vanilla salt at all though 

Olive oil & lemon: Olive oil bavarois, madeleine sponge, elderflower syrup, dehydrated grapefruit - 2

J's comment > a mousse-like cake, soft but nothing extraordinary; didn't taste the elderflower syrup

Chestnut & mandarin tart w buttermilk and Tahitian vanilla bavarois, Satsuma mandarin jam, candied chestnuts - 2

J's comment > creamy chestnut; tart base was on the crisp side but could be flakier; I've never been a fan of chestnut desserts though

Matcha green tea opera w yuzu cremeux, coconut matcha mousse, candied citrus zest, coconut and pandan leaf sorbet - 2

J's comment > would have liked a lot more cake and a lot less, well, everything else; cake could also be softer, w a softer cream; hints of the yuzu and coconut, but not much

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Extra Comment
Overall, desserts were really one-dimensional and nothing spectacular. Plating was pretty, but underneath all that jazz, quite ordinary desserts. Made well, but nothing special.



Labels: dessert, gastown, late night

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