Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Aberdeen Centre, 3rd floor
4151 Hazelbridge Way
Richmond, BC. Canada
One look at their desserts and I knew I had to have one. They had so many molten chocolate cakes, they call it Fondant du Chocolate, by the oven. Specializing in various desserts and facing immediately in front of the escalators is Beard Papa's (I have no idea where they came up with that name). The franchanise was started in Japan and it definitely has a Japanese feel to it with it's simple elegant layout.
You get a cute bag with instructions on how to heat it up. I was expecting a fancy box like those you get in Japan from similar stores. And what's this about reheating it? I want my dessert now and they didn't even reheat it for me when I asked.
Fondant du Chocolate:
It's looking good. They didn't give us any utensils either so were thinking how it was best to eat it without looking like a pig and getting it all over ourselves.
The Belgian chocolate inside:
The chocolate center isn't oozing out. I wasn't very impressed. The outside chocolate was rich and the base had that great chewy texture I love in these chocolate cakes. I just wished it was fresh and hot out of the oven and I would love this a lot more. For around $3 it's a good deal to bring home for your dessert. Eating it cold wasn't the best idea.
Why serve yummy desserts and not even provide a microwave for patrons to warm up their purchase? I was disappointed my Fondant du Chocolate wasn't warm and I'm just given from microwave instructions. I think I could go to the grocery store to get stuff I have to microwave - it's unacceptable to have a store in the food court make me microwave my food. Oh wells, I think the Fondant du Chocolate has a potential to be good and I highly recommend taking their food out to enjoy at home. At least then you don't have to use your hands to handle the fragile cake.
Eric Tummy Points: 2.5 out of 5