Tuesday, 30 July 2013

MoRoCo Chocolat

Life is stressful and trying, that is a given. Unfortunately, nothing is easy and life happens to be a raging b. Everyone has to pay their dues. What is the crucial thing to remember? Know where you need to be and just keep on moving. Stress is inevitable. But I got a coping mechanism for you, summarized in one single sentence: 

Stressed is Desserts Spelled Backwards

You cannot argue with this kind of logic, it is solid in my book. This brings us back to the actual topic of this post, MoRoCo Chocolat in Yorkville. I'm finally getting to the point, a long walk for a short drink of water, eh?

MoRoCo Chocolat comes highly recommended by a friend, who has said nothing but good things about this place. So I decided that it was worth a trip, or two in my case. First time around, after a satisfying dinner at Ciao Wine Bar (see post here), my friend and I stopped here for some desserts. We could not make up our minds, as always, so a plate with practically everything on it was clearly the right choice. Indulgent, I know. But let us not forget the principle behind this blog. We ordered the Rich Enough to Twitch, which had five different components:
  • Red Velveteen: Red velvet crêpes with cream cheese, fresh strawberries, red velvet cake crumb filling, drizzled with chocolate sauce
  • Legally Blonde: Dulcey blonde chocolate tarte served with coconut almond struesel
  • S'more Love: Molton chocolate cake topped with marshmallow
  • Tiramisu: Sweet Italian sabayon with espresso
  • Apple Caramel Cheesecake: Caramel cheesecake finished with caramelized apples
Sounds decadent does it not? MoRoCo Chocolat does have a way with words, don't they? I love the word "drizzle", how can you not love something that is "drizzled with chocolate sauce"? The great thing about getting a plate with lots of different things is that, of course, you get to try a variety of items, and you are less likely to walk away completely and totally disappointed. The worst thing on that plate was the S'more Love, let's just say that I'm not a fan of burnt chocolate and foamy marshmallow? The best thing on that plate was the Red Velveteen, it was so good, really the perfect marriage between different flavours, drizzled with rich decadent chocolate sauce. Everything else falls somewhere in between.

Rich Enough to Twitch
Red Velveteen, Blondie Bar, S'more Love, Tiramisu, Apple Caramel Cheesecake


I got a little something to go as well. The Blonde Bombshell was a real winner, with caramelized biscuit crunchy bits. The S'More To Go was... Well, not ideal. maybe their S'Mores are just not my cup of tea.

Blonde Bombshell Chocolate Bar & S'More To Go



Of course I had to come back for a second trip to try their macarons, that only makes the most sense in the world. My favourite was the Espresso, sweetness meets bitterness is like boy meets girl, the story just writes itself. The other Macarons were delightful as well, although in my opinion, they don't quite pack the punch that Ruelo Patisserie (see post here) does. 

Macarons
  • First column: Tiramisu (light brown + cocoa dusting), Lime (green)
  • Second column: Espresso (dark brown + black spots), Salted Caramel (orange + brown spots)
  • Third column: Pistachio (green + nutty bits), Praline (cream + light brown spots)




Life is a hormonal b. There nothing you can do about it. Stay focused, move forward and have some desserts along the way. ;)



Until next time,

A

Likelihood of Returning* = 3/5

This is a predictor of how likely I will revisit this establishment in the future. My likelihood of returning is dependent upon various factors, such as my personal taste preference, my personal experience at the restaurant, my perception of the value provided by the restaurant, as well as other factors such as location (for example, on a TTC subway line), personal convenience, price and the preference of the friends whom I often dine with.


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