Tucked away by the side lanes in phase 3 Avenues, next to Boccini sits another small Kuwaiti concept restaurant where a little magic takes place. Everyday decadent chocolate dishes are crafted with the timeless combination of chocolate and love. Each dish resembles a love letter, complete with a romantic poem. Don’t let the restaurant title fool you, there is more here to satisfy your cravings than just chocolate. Going through their interestingly designed menu you will notice they have a little of everything from flavorful pastas to savory sandwiches, beefy burgers and of course chocolates.
In all honesty, nothing about this restaurant was alluring. If it wasn’t for my cousin we would probably never have visited the place. The décor though neat was pretty bland. During our earlier visit to Bocconi we noticed this place packed with contend consumers. We reached the place at around 11 am and was greeted with friendly service. After a brief glance through the menu, as suggested by the server, we decided to go for their popular dishes, the Icylava (Kd 3.650) and Iced Cheese Cakes (Kd 3.100). The Icylava is basically a chocolate cake with nuts, filled with vanilla ice cream and soaked in rich and thick chocolate syrup. While I loved the concept and presentation, surprisingly the cake felt a little grainy. I expected the cake to be moist and melt in your mouth with the burst of a cool vanilla flavor from the ice cream. Some parts of the cake also had a slight over cooked (didn’t want to use the word burnt) flavor. The chocolate was more sweet than bitter (which is my preference). If you ever want a chocolate ecstasy, you can go with this dish ;). The Iced Cheese Cakes were 9 soft round cheese cake balls in 3 flavors, served with a biscuit crumble and a chocolate dipping sauce. The balance of flavors and textures in this dessert was brilliant. The mouth-feel is divine, it’s smooth beyond belief and exhibits a texture that is as satisfying as it is perfect.
Chocolateness joins the ambitions and entrepreneurial list of local food ventures. While our initial experience did not par our expectations, we hope to delve into the savory platters they offer.
Ratings – Ambiance – 7/10, Service -8/10, Menu – 7/10, Food – 7/10, Consistency – 7/10, Value for Money – 7/10
Overall – An ambitious concept that signals prospect !