Chocolate, Cheese, Coffee – 3CFestival at Scarlet, Aauris

Boutique Hotel Aauris, located at 4, Robinson St, has launched a deliciously unique festival called “3C – Chocolate, Cheese and Coffee” at its well-known patisserie, Scarlet. The three staple favourites of all foodies will find expression in an innovative dessert menu that Executive Chef Sujit Mondale has prepared keeping in mind today’s experimental audience ready to try new combinations. 

Talking about his inspiration, Chef Mondal says, “We all love chocolate, cheese and coffee. Think of anything sinfully indulgent and you will to think of chocolate and cheese. I wanted to play with these ingredients and create something refreshing yet great to taste that would make everyone go wow.  The focus of Scarlet at the moment is all about delivering the most elevated valuable patisserie experience to the guests.” 

With ideation, passion and implementation in perfect balance, Chef Mondale blends subtle flavours and richness of the ingredients for a smooth gastronomic experience at the 3C Festival. The desserts are PLAIN WOW .. 

I began my afternoon of indulgence with some Dulce de leche caramel cheesecake ( ₹ 350 ) Cheesecake entwined with caramel & dulce de leche. Popular in Latin American Countries dulce de keche is a confectiom prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a substance that literally translates to “candy [made] of milk” .
I also got to try the Intense trio of choco mousse (#MustTry) (₹ 350 ) The mousse in this cake is as smooth as silk and has a surprise hint of nut. Tease the tastebuds with this rich, multi-textured chocolate dessert. 

I paired my yumilicious cakes with some Thai Iced Coffee (#MustTry) ( ₹ 150 ). An innovative cold coffee with cardamom & almond.

Everyone knows about the Little Black Dress. Now meet the Little Black Dress Chocolate Cake ( ₹ 350) that is as good to look at as it is good to taste. This is one of those reliable cakes – simple yet sexy – that will wow everyone, every time.

You can also find some attractive tarts and cupcakes if you are in the mood for something lighter.

Available from July 20 to August 20, the 3C Festival will come at a pocket pinch of INR 350 plus taxes for one person. But it’s impossible to finish one cake on your own. 

Malasian Palm Oil Council celebrates a 100 years .. !!

The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) is a corporate body with a mission to promote the market expansion of Malaysian palm oil and its products.

Their Kolkata Blogger’s Program was both informative and engaging. It involved numerous intriguing activities, contests and puzzles.

It started with some knowledge sharing sessions on Palm Oil and then it moved on to a few nerve racking puzzles, blind fold food tatsting and salad making. The afternoon ended with a sumptuous meal at Barbeque Nation. The restaurants which participated are – Barbeque Nation, Oasis, Trincas and Moccambo.

Did you know :

Palm oil is rich in antioxidants Vitamin E tocotrienols.

Palm oil is easily digested, absorbed and utilised as a source of energy. It also promotes the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.

Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil, making it cholesterol free. It helps raise beneficial HDL-cholesterol level and has a neutral effect on blood cholesterol in the body.

My experience at the MPOC was largely fun and inundated with information. Please read up the advantages and disadvantages of Palm Oil before trying out the product to make an informed decision.