Sunday, August 16, 2015

Chocolat Boulangerie Patisserie

Was in Koramangala for some work and thought I should explore the dessert offering in the neighbourhood. Zeroed down on this joint based on their high score in Zomato. 

Ambience (4/5)
This restaurant is located in the midst of residential properties and has an inviting glass-house look. However, large part of the patisserie stays hidden behind the trees and greenery on this road. 

The interiors are pretty classy and seating is comfortable. 

Pricing (3.5/5)
A pastry and a chicken tikka puff cost me INR. 160. Thats reasonable. 

Service (2/5)
The staff were friendly and was happy to guide me with choice making. However, two things that put me off were:
1. When asked for ketchup I got a 1 litre bottle - which didn't look appealing. It might make more sense to serve them in small fancy containers (or even have the squeeze version in each table). 
2. When asked for water- was served in a large plastic soda bottle. Thats definitely not how customers are to be served.

Both of these service elements killed the glamour that I would otherwise attribute to this place. 

Pastry (3/5)
The praline fudge pastry had an overdose of praline. This made it hard to taste the fudge flavour. 

On an overall note the cake lacked the flavour I expected it to have. A strong fudge flavour and praline to top with might have better suited my taste buds better. 

Chicken tikka puff (3.5/5)
Had very limited expectation from this dish but decided to try it considering there is little that you can judge from just one order. The puff was crisp and fresh and the crust was definitely beyond my expectation. However, the chicken filling was not the best tikka's I have had.