Chocolat cerise $11.50
Lindt's own black forest cake, crafted using kirsch-infused cherries,
rich dark chocolate cake and vanilla cream,
encased with a dark chocolate glaze
The best thing about the new influx of chocolat cafes is that finally, finally, Sydneysiders have late-night options to satiate their sweet tooths.
The regular nighttime crowds at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Darling Harbour's Cockle Bay prove there are plenty of sweet tooths out there. It's a toss-up as to which is the harder thing to do: decide on what to have for dessert, or actually find a table!
Lindt Excellence 70% cocoa and Praline Mandina ice cream $3.50 each
Luckily for Divegirl and I, we finally manage to achieve both, scoring a booth on the wall near the espresso machine. It's a long wait in the queue but soon dessert it ours. We share a slice of the Chocolat Cerise, a dense chocolate sponge layered with whipped cream, bursting with kirsch cherries and adorned with fat corkscrew curls of crisp dark chocolate.
The queue at the ice cream servery is such chaos that the pre-packed tubs of ice cream in the fridge are too easy an option to resist. I'd expected the Lindt Excellent 70% ice cream to be quite bitter with cocoa flavour, but it's balanced with plenty of cream and sugar for a rich and satisfying chocolate hit. By comparison, the hazelnut-flavoured Praline Mandina seems a little on the sweet side and I regret not choosing the Black Forest or Sable Cookie and Cream.
Now I have to investigate the wave of new Guylian Chocolate Cafes. Purely for research purposes, of course.
Lindt Chocolat Café at Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour
124-125 Cockle Bay Wharf
(next to the brolga fountain)
Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9267 8064
Open Monday to Wednesday, 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 10pm
Friday and Saturday 10am - 11.30pm
Sunday 10am - 8pm
10% surcharge on Sundays
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11/13/2008 11:50:00 p.m.