When I was invited to visit Desserts Specialist located in Quezon City I have nothing but big expectations. Owing to the fact that for one to be a specialist, there should be mastery of a certain craft involved. For a business which just started its operation last July of 2012 and call themselves a specialists, I know it must be something. Since it's desserts that we are talking about, despite the fact that I have to move mountains to fit the visit to my schedule, my friend Glenn of The Strolling Spoon Blog and I happily took the long ride to their location.
While I've been going on frequent trips to some restaurants in Quezon City particularly the Tomas Morato area for some food scouting, Desserts Specialists' location at Scout Gandia is still considered off the beaten track. A tad far from the stretch that houses numbers of restaurants, it's the kind of dessert nook that you would need to make a conscious effort to locate to have your fair share of delectable desserts made by the specialists.
|Macadamia Sans Rival|
Of the numbers of desserts we are scheduled to try, it was the Macadamia Sans Rival I was most excited about. Layers of crunchy meringue and butter cream dotted with bits and pieces of Macadamia nuts, dare I say that it's the best sans rival I've had in a long time. The butter cream does not overkill you with excessive creaminess the way usual sans rival does. And while Macadamia nuts does not look generous visually, it holds the right balance in terms of flavor and texture.
The Tiramisu on the other hand is something I am picky about. My world was rocked countless of times by those great tiramisus I had in the past. When the tiramisu was served to us, just by the look of it, I know it's going to be an earth-shattering first bite. I was right. It screams of the right balance between creaminess, sweetness, and bitterness that in the end, you'll only have something beautiful playing in your palate.
Desserts Specialists' Revel Bar that sat shyly on the plate where it was served to us was not something that I would normally noticed. Yet, to my delight, this little block of dessert goodness was packed with sticky and gooey chocolate that I didn;t mind sticking to my tongue longer than it should.
|Green Tea Opera Cake|
The only thing I could hope for the Desserts Specialists is for them to expand their menu. Everything we tried is well worth to be called made by the Specialists, so I am confident that whatever desserts addition to their menu, they can pull off really well. It is understandable that the place looked bare when we visited since they are a new player in the field. But having talked to the shy yet charming Elena Chew, one of the specialists/owners we were told that they are currently working on the interior of their store.
After my Desserts Specialists experience, I am looking forward to more trips there with my friends. Although limited, their line of desserts impressed me really well and I must say that it is something I could highly recommend to you my readers.
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#3 Scout Gandia St., cor Sct. Reyes St.,
Contact Nos.: 0922-8669243, 0915-2058939 and 0917-9795979
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/dessertsspecialists