Wednesday, January 16, 2013
ChocNut Cheesecake of Indulgence by Irene
I admit ChocNut Cheesecake of Indulgence by Irene didn’t rock my world at first bite the way Queso de Bola Cheesecake did.
No, it didn’t turn my world inside out, nor made my knees weak. No dramatic knee shaking and tight gripping onto my camera happened. Nothing like that transpired.
Clearly it wasn’t love at first bite.
But let me ask you, have you ever tasted nostalgia?
Have you every experienced having slice of yesteryears play on your palate? Have you ever experienced memories flirt with your taste buds?
Have you ever tasted something as beautiful as that? I have.
One could only revel in the decadence of the satin like creaminess of the cheesecake once it hit your palate. This time, unlike the Queso de Bola variant, there’s no lumps of cheese, no bumps. Only a continuous flow of smoothness, almost zen-like if not interrupted with tiny bits of buttery crust and of crushed ChocNut.
There’s a subtle push and pull of flavor between the richness of the cheese and the nutty sweetness of ChocNut. A tug-of-war of some sort, but it’s a game played well. Nothing overpowers anything, because at the end, only the beautiful medley of flavor lingers.
Some experiences are grand only while it is happening, but there are other experiences in which beauty shines in retrospect. Just like happy childhood memories. There’s always sweetness we could almost taste when we look back.
ChocNut Cheesecake of Indulgence by Irene reminds you that kind of beauty in retrospect. It brings forth memories through its play of texture and flavor on your palate.
No, for me, it wasn’t love at first bite, but its taste is a sweet reminder of a slice of my childhood history. Of that little block of happiness I loved from the past that beckons; be kid at heart, indulge.
Indulgence by Irene
Queso de Bola and ChocNut Cheesecake are available all year round and it comes in 2 sizes; 9-inch (Php900) and 4.5 inch (Php200). For orders, you may contact them at phone numbers 0917.622.5800 or 0922.8303900. Pick up point is at Astoria Plaza, Ortigas and Magallanes (early mornings and late afternoons). You may also avail of these cheesecakes at The Cheesesteak Shop (Amorsolo and Fort branches) and Hong Kong Roast (Jupiter St. Makati). Visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndulgencebyIrene for more details.