When my eyes see something tempting, but my pocket sees that something as expensive, my pocket squeezes itself tight to shut out my reckless fingers and I have to walk away with nothing but drool dripping from my mouth. The exact effect of Maitre Chocolatier on me.
When a friend whose big fat sweet tooth draws him to Maitre Chocolatier with me and three more friends as accidental companions, I try and steer him away from the dreaded pocket buster...to no avail. His big fat sweet tooth is waayy fatter and stronger than me.
Big fat sweet tooth drags us straight to Maitre Chocolatier's cake display. Everything looks deliciously similar—all smothered in chocolate. We go for the Chocolate Scones with whipped cream, raspberry jam, and nutella spread; a Nutella mousse cake called Angel's Confection; a Lindt dark chocolate mousse cake called Sweet Ebony; Frey White Chocolate Crepe with fruits; and their bestseller, Golden Euphoria (described as "Ferrero hazelnut crunch cake").
Chocolate scones (left) and Angel's Confection (right)
From left to right: Sweet Ebony, Frey White Chocolate Crepe, Golden Euphoria
Everything is superb (says the very biased chocolate lover—me). But, ahhh, the cakes of Maitre Chocolatier (especially Angel's Confection and Golden Euphoria) are heaven and hell. Heaven to the taste buds. Hell on the wallet.
101, Level 1, The Terraces Ayala Cebu,
Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
(032) 238 7116
Daily 11AM to 11PM
With branches in Manila and Davao.
Oh how our stomachs rejoiced while our pockets suffered:
Chocolate Scones Php 150
Angel's Confection Php 176
Sweet Ebony Php 182
Frey White Chocolate Crepe Php 185
Golden Euphoria Php 218