We’re still nursing our huge tummies after a satisfying late lunch at Mian when we felt the urge to have some coffee. What supposedly a coffee sesh with the fam turned out to be a mouth-watering dessert feast at Crema.
My family is so predictable. Being food enthusiasts, we always find ways to satisfy our cravings. So even after a very filling lunch at Mian - Marriott Grand Ballroom, we crossed over at Crema to have coffee and probably some cakes and smoothies or pastries and frozen yogurts. And just so you know, we’re only four in the group. And I should warn you, this will make your sweet cravings kick in so brace yourselves, please.
We chose to be seated on the soft loungers which I think was a bad idea for it was bordering to a snuggly bed. We were attended to in a short while and were given the menu for the coffee and stuff. I was sure to not have any sweets, just coffee, but after they were all raving for a certain cake I slowly participated in the much publicized debate. We ended up almost getting everything on the list.
For coffee, they had Café Mocha (P180), Caramel Macchiato (P200) and White Chocolate Mocha (P200) while I had some Cappucino (P180). I love my black coffee but sometimes I do indulge in sweet coffee concoctions such as, uhm, my birthday.
They were so eager to try the cakes but I insisted on having sandwiches first. So we had Breakfast Sandwich (P280), Roast Mushroom and Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich (P250) and Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap Sandwich (P270). I don’t
eat dig mushrooms that much so I only tried the
two other sandwiches. I love the subtlety of the tastes. Nothing was
overpowering anything. I especially love the salad wrap sandwich which felt
|Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap Sandwich - P270|
|Breakfast Sandwich - P280|
|Roast Mushroom and Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich - P250|
Our coffee almost didn’t make it to the second round so we had some smoothies and frappes. I had Green Tea Frappe (P240) which was reminiscent of the one they serve on this famed coffee shop in the country. The rest of the gang had Mocha Frappe (P240), Berry Smoothie (P220) and Palawan Honey Mint Iced Tea (P180). I tried the Berry Smoothie and it was oozing with freshness. I didn’t like the Iced Tea for it felt like a tropical orange tea rather than a mint one.
Moving on, we also got to try out the freshly baked pastries and cookies; Chocolate Chip Muffin (P110), Blueberry Muffin (P110), Granola Yogurt Muffin (P110), Cream Cheese Danish (P120) and Almond Honey Cookie (P60).
|Granola Yogurt Muffin - P110|
The cake creations part was a tricky one, we ended up ordering everything; Flourless Chocolate Feuilletine (P250), White Chocolate Brownie(P250), Caramel Chocolate Tart (P270), Pistachio Sans Rival (P270), Strawberry Tart (P230), Cheesecake(P270), Tiramisu (P270), Apple Tart (P270) and Banana Cake.
|Cheesecake - P270|
|Pistachio Sans Rival - P270|
My mind was mixed up when everything arrived. I was overwhelmed on how colorful and dazzling our table was. It was my birthday weekend and I was confused on what cake to choose as my birthday cake.
I adore the Flourless Chocolate Feuilletine with its smooth hazelnut chocolate as base in contrast with the crispy thin flakes texture. It was superb. Next one was the Strawberry Tart with its fresh strawberries. I also loved the simplicity of Cream Cheese Danish.
My mom suggested that we should have some frozen yogurts to clean our palate, which we did. The homemade frozen yogurt (P140 with one topping | + P10 for each additional topping) cleared our taste buds and our minds from the sugar rush.
It was a fun experience getting acquainted with a wide array of sweet goodies. A sweet ending for my birthday weekend foodie adventure.
Of course, we took home some of our fave goodies and I appreciated it more; the uniqueness and yumminess of each treat when eaten independently.
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