BENGALURU: All you need is love, sang The Beatles. But a little bit of chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt, added American cartoonist Charles M Schulz. And honestly, as much as I love Beatles, you have got to give this one to Schulz.So, here I was at Smoor, surrounded by desserts sitting across another foodie to find out if this chocolate lounge succeeds in delivering beyond the sweet nothings.
Their recently launched breakfast menu features Bircher Muesli, Eggs Benedict, Akuri with Pav, French Toast, Pancakes, Fresh Bread Basket, Fresh Fruit Platter and fruit juices. The lounge also offers healthier option such as omelettes, scrambled, baked egg whites and boiled eggs for the calorie counters.
We started off with Hazelnut Cappuccino and watermelon juice. The cappuccino was brewed well and left with a creamy heart to top the smooth blend. The juice tasted fresh with no added flavours. I was also thankful that unlike the usual juices in stores, this one did not come in with a shot of diabetes. It was al naturale.
With eggs being my only connect to the non-vegetarian world, the menu definitely pleased me the most as it plays out several dishes to pique your egg fantasies.
I always enjoyed the desi masala-based scrambled eggs, and if you are one too, I would ask you to order the Akuri with Pav. It is the classic mix of eggs scrambled with onions, tomatoes, chilli and corianed. The scrambled mix is stuffed in a toasted pav and served hot and I suggest you dig in as long as it is on the table. Because we all know the cardinal rule to scrambled eggs. If it isn’t fresh off the pan, then it is not worth your palate.
For the foodie friend who joined in, nothing screamed a good breakfast meal like Eggs Bennedict. The knife cuts right through the poached egg, with the yolk oozing right over the salami disc platform placed on top of an English muffin. While the yolk and hollandaise sauce offer this gooey smoothnes, the salami and the muffin together offer a good substance and texture to the ensemble. The dish serves a good portion for one and will fill you up, but I advice you leave some room for dessert. You are at a chocolate cafe after all.
Also, try the mocktails. The Green Appletini is icy, with flavours of pineapple, orange, green apple and lemon juice.We ended our meal with Pancake served with maple syrup, fruit compote and caramalised banana. The pancakes are fluffy in the middle with just the kind of brown and soft as one would like. I definetly fell hard for this one.
Place:Smoor Chocolate lounge, 100 Ft Road, Indiranagar
Cost for two: C800 (approx.)