Thursday, February 09, 2017

Good Food Tour Philippines - Dessert Edition Features Sweets from Bizu, Cold Stone Creamery, and Paper Moon

What comes to mind when you hear the word dessert? It's easy to imagine indulging in chocolates, cakes, ice creams, and crepes that come in different flavors and trimmings. But while we may have different tastes when it comes to desserts and sweet treats, I am sure we all definitely have a sweet tooth just waiting to be tickled by flavors that our palates are meant to love! 

Bizu's Fresh Strawberry Chiboust
The other day, I joined the foodpanda team's Good Food Tour Philippines -- Dessert Edition at the Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa to check out some of best places to have a sweet fix and was delighted at my new discoveries. We visited the following stores and here are what I've got to try in each ...

Bizu Patisserie, an established brand known for its wide variety of luscious pastries, presented us with three cakes they recently launched just in time for the upcoming Valentines Day:

lovely staff of Bizu ATC branch
1. Romance (P1,510) is made of tempting layers of dark chocolate ganache, super moist cake, creme brulee, caramel, and fresh strawberries on top.

2. Pleasure (P1,325) is composed of seductive layers of pistachio ganache, chocolate bavaroise with a chocolate biscuit, milk chocolate disk, raspberry compote, and rose perfume. This is the one served on our table and the one I got to try. The delicious combinations give a melt-in-your-mouth feel without overpowering sweetness.   

Bizu's Romance and Pleasure cakes
3. Fresh Strawberry Choboust (P1,050) is a classic French-style cheescake topped with seasonal strawberries and raspberry coulis. I'd love to try this soon because I always have a hard time resisting anything with cheesecake and strawberries.

Before we left, Bizu Marketing Officer Ana Sadang each handed us containers of Salted Egg Macarons to take home. Honestly, I am not that fond of macarons because many of the ones I've tasted before were too sweet. But when I got to try the salted egg flavor, I had to stop myself from finishing everything off. It is really, really good! They've got the combination of sweet and salty just right.

Bizu's Salted Eggs Macarons didn't last for long in our house
Our next stop was Cold Stone Creamery, which was named after their way of preparing ice cream and mixins on top of a freezing cold and sanitized granite stone. Trivia: this unique process originated in Arizona, USA. Aside from offering yummy ice cream, Cold Stone crew entertain customers by juggling and throwing ice cream scoops to those who are brave enough to catch them. 

apart from the many flavors of ice cream and mixins, Cold Stone also has
cakes, smoothies, etc. on their menu
Rebecca Fernandez, Training Manager, explained that they always emphasize customer service "because we value our customers so much, we want to give them something that they'll never forget, a fun experience at Cold Stone." 

so happy with my Cheesecake Fantasy choice! 
And fun was what I had because I thoroughly enjoyed my waffle cone filled with Cheesecake Fantasy! It had cheesecake ice cream, graham cracker pie crust, blueberries, and strawberries, which are basically some of my top favorite sweet treats. I honestly wasn't expecting I'll be able to finish the whole thing in one go but I did because it was so hard to put it down!

Our last stop was Paper Moon Boutique and Cafe, which is well known for serving Mille Crepe or what is also known as a thousand crepes. These are handmade paper thin layers of no less than 20 layers of crepes with light pastry cream in between and topped with caramelized crust. 

crepes galore at Paper Moon
P2,000 (whole), P225 (slice)
Apart from the store's many bestsellers, Paper Moon has new Valentines special cakes and beverages for lovers and singles alike. Two products to try this love month are the Red Velvet Mousse Cake and the Strawberry Shortcake that are heavenly delicious and not overly sweet. I love how rich and creamy the frostings are!    

Red Velvet Mousse Cake
P1,800 (whole), P200 (slice)
According to Arlene Alinea, Paper Moon's Marketing Manager, "Since the Filipino market are always looking for something new, we are committed to innovating our thousand crepes into different flavors that we know they can enjoy."

some of Paper Moon's beverage offerings
This Valentines season, forget about your worries for a while and have some of these wonderful treats. After all, stressed is desserts spelled backwards and we could always use a quick indulgent bite to lift our spirits up. 

Paper Moon's Petite Strawberry Shortcake - P550
Can't get out of the office or too busy doing something? Order treats from Bizu, Cold Stone Creamery, or Paper Moon for delivery via the foodpanda app or You can even surprise a loved one with something he or she would love you more for. Browse these restaurants' menus at foodpanda now! 

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