The round-up: sample Brisbane’s most heart-stopping chocolate dishes
Ladies and gentlemen – the day we’ve all been waiting for is upon us. World Chocolate Day is finally here! On Friday July 7, people across the world will celebrate the sweetest treat to ever exist. To get into the spirit, we decided to find some of the most decadent chocolate-based desserts in Brisbane, because you can’t celebrate World Chocolate Day without some serious indulgence. We know, we’re real sweethearts but it’s our sweet teeth that you should be thanking.
Death By Chocolate at Chester Street: When it comes to sweet thangs, Chester Street is typically the first port-of-call. Why? Well, first and foremost it’s got one of the best selections of cakes, pies and tarts in town. Second, each and every item is jaw-droppingly impressive. Take Chester Street’s Death By Chocolate cake for example – it boasts chocolate mousse, white chocolate whipped ganache topping, Flake, dairy milk chocolate, biscuit crumbs, Hershey’s Kisses and shaved dark chocolate. If you want chocolate, this is will give you your fix and then some.
Chocolate nachos at Ze Pickle: We know what you’re thinking. Chocolate nachos? Are you serious? Yes, we’re serious and so is the team at Ze Pickle. The burger barons are also dessert dukes, and they’ve really outdone themselves on this one. The chocolate nachos feature house-made chocolate tortilla chips topped with marshmallows, ice-cream and brownie salsa. We can already feel the sugar high coming on.
Choc milkshake cake at Dello Mano: Another of Brisbane’s best dessert dispensaries is a huge advocate for chocolate-based therapy. If you are suffering from some serious chocolate deficiency, the team at Dello Mano would prescribe its choc milkshake cake – a fluffy chocolaty cloud topped with chocolate sour butter cream frosting, mini meringues and a Belgian chocolate ganache drizzle.
Chocolate Nemesis del ‘The River Cafe’ at Bucci: When a dessert remains on a menu for years you know that it’s the goods. Bucci’s Chocolate Nemesis is an extremely popular flourless chocolate cake that is served with vanilla mascarpone and crushed frozen raspberries. If you really want to ensure you get the best chocolate experience this weekend, you really can’t beat such a reputable choice.
Crema pasticcera al cioccolato at Popolo: Let’s be honest with ourselves – no matter what you’ve eaten for a main, there’s always room for dessert. This is doubly true when it comes to dessert at Popolo in South Bank. The crema pasticcera al cioccolato is to die for – one taste of the chocolate, salted caramel drizzle and caramel pearls and you’ll see why.
Donutella Versace at Doughnut Time: If you are keen to share the chocolate love with loved ones, then a great way to spread joy is with a pack of delicious doughnuts. Doughnut Time is going OTT on its World Chocolate Day special this year, and boy, we’re into it. The Donutella Versace is a gargantuan circle of Hershey’s and cocoa dough, iced with chocolate glaze, filled with Nutella and topped with chocolate flakes, Kit Kat, Oreos, chocolate fudge brownie, chocolate sprinkles and chocolate chips. Then topped with a mini jar of Nutella and gold leaf.
Cioccolato fondente at Julius Pizzeria: Fish Lane’s finest Italian eatery and pizzeria really knows how to sweeten the deal when it comes to dinnertime. Its sumptuous cioccolato fondente is a sweet pizza coated with dark chocolate and a helping of vanilla bean ice-cream.
Chocolate cookie pancake stack at Cowch: In true dessert bar fashion, Cowch can satiate any sweet craving with ease. In addition to naked pops, ice-cream sundaes, dessert pizzas and fondue, Cowch also serves up an incredible stack of chocolate cookie pancakes, topped with crushed Tim-Tams and Oreos, then coated in cookies and cream ice-cream and a drizzle of melted milk chocolate.
Chocolate fondue at the Regatta Hotel: Brisbane’s iconic riverside establishment is getting in on the chocolate action, luring in all choc-o-holics with the promise of chocolate fondue from 4:00 pm until late on Friday July 7. Just try and resist immersing your face in this stuff!
Drop It Like It’s Hot at Mister Fitz’s Finest Ice Cream: When the cold weather chills you to the bone, a nice warm beverage is always a good way to restore the temperature balance. Drop It Like It’s Hot is the name of the divine hot chocolate from Mister Fitz’s Finest Ice Cream – a delectable blend of melted hot chocolate and marshmallow. This drink will assuredly put the warmth back into your bones and a smile on your face.
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All of the things at Lindt Chocolate Shop: You’re not a true chocolate fan if you’ve never found yourself elbow deep in a box of assorted Lindt chocolates. The Lindt Chocolate Shop at Skygate DFO is a wonderland of sweet, sugary goodness, with tubs of the moreish Lindt balls and racks of chocolate slabs waiting to be purchased. In addition to the balls and boxes of goodness, an espresso and drinks bar serves hot chocolate and delicious mochas.
Mixed box of chocolates at 31 Degrees Custom Chocolates: Forrest Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get.” While this is true, when it comes to chocolates from 31 Degrees in Woolloongabba, you do know what you’re going to get – only the best. If you want to treat yo’ self to some of the most delicious pralines in town, the team at 31 Degrees will happily curate a box of six, 12, 24 or 36 for you to take home and devour.
Popolo image credit: eat South Bank
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