This weekend on 14th April, VR Bengaluru had curated a unique experience for dessert lovers and gourmet food lovers. We were introduced into a world of delectable desserts at Café Noir by none other than Executive Chef Alexandre Seince from Café Noir. French bakes is known world wide for their perfection and premium quality. One such secret for which their bakes are just awesome is the use of premium quality walnuts. The use of premium ”Californian Walnuts” in specific gives the right crunch and the flavour for the bakes at Café Noir.
|With Chef Alexandre Seince and Chef Karen Anand|
Café Noir has world wide presence and maintains the same quality and taste everywhere. Though it was a desserts day for me, other dishes peeping from the display were also tempting!
prepared with premium quality Californian walnuts. And the next thing I knew that
every word said by chef is absolutely true! Anyone can make the difference in their
products. Taste, presentation, quality, aroma- everything is just too perfect! Some
of the desserts that we got a chance to taste were:
Caramel Walnut Tart– Extremely delicious just melted in mouth, the jelly like caramel filling, topped with walnut chips on top of the tart base was magical! Priced at 195 bucks, its just rightly valued with top class quality and taste.
|Caramel Walnut Tart|
Chocolate Walnut Truffle Cake– Another heavenly doze of delicacy! The warm chocolaty truffle cake was one of my favourites there. The portion is quite good and priced at 195 bucks.
|Chocolate Walnut Truffle cake|
Coffee Walnut Muffin– I can proudly say that I just had the best walnut muffin in my life! I really do not have words to describe it. Extremely reasonably priced at just 90 bucks only.
Choco Chip Walnut Cookie– Indeed a perfect cookie with just the right crunch and taste. Its however a little big in size and is quite filling unlike normal cookies. It is also priced at Rs 90, which according to me is slightly on the higher side.
|Choco chip Walnut Cookie|
Ispahan Macaron– They have devised this dessert as the dessert of the month. Its actually a French Macaron sandwich with strawberry and muesli cream filling and was served with one scoop of pistachio ice-cream. It looked beautiful and tasted even more beautiful. Reasonably priced at Rs 250, its just the right dessert to end your meal.
After the desserts session at Café Noir we were accompanied by Chef Karen to visit the indoor Bengaluru Farmer’s market located at the lower ground floor of the mall. Karen is the founder of Markets by Karen Anand – a wholefoods market event which takes place in 8 cities in India. Currently in Bangalore, this market was available only for 2 days (14th and 15th April). Its actually a plethora of natural products, home bakers, chefs and gourmands with their premium quality products. There is a section for K’s range of products which is Karen’s own brand. Infact, Karen’s Gourmet Kitchen Pvt Ltd is one of the first companies in India to produce gourmet food products.
Among the many jams, sauces, sandwich spreads and dressings I loved the ”No added sugar Alphonso mango jam” and ”Singapore Chilli Garlic Sauce”. I bought a couple of them and planning to buy online in future from here..
|Top View of the Market|
|Chef Karen Anand Announcing winners|
From organic milk, honey, herbal tea, face-packs to handicrafts there were huge range of products in the fair. The best part was that each and every product was free from chemicals. There were some contests running as well for which Chef Karen gave away the prizes. Overall it was a really ”sweet” evening and we had a wonderful time.