Friday, June 11, 2010

Like Water for XOCOLAT...


"Would you like some chocolate
with your chocolate, sir?"


There's only one restaurant in MetroManila
where you'll likely hear that question;


and yes,
I do mean a full service, full menu restaurant
from appetizers to main courses to dessert,

where practically everything,
I repeat, EVERYTHING is infused with chocolate.


It's a Willy Wonka dream come true.


Where is this chocoholics' paradise?




X marks the spot:





X stands for Xocolat:





X stands for X-cellent Service:







X stands for X-treme Chocolate Cake Creations!!!




X stands for X-citement, X stands for X-stacy!!!












You know that warm, fuzzy feeling you get
when you're comforted by a cup of hot chocolate?


Casa Xocolat

across the Ateneo and Miriam College
will give you that exact same cozy feeling,
that pleasant, grateful feeling of coming home...




I really really love this restaurant's look and feel;
it's a converted split-level residence, very 1960s,

and it reminds me very much of my Lola Sally's house in
San Fernando, Pampanga, including its happy food memories!













Xocolat first gained fame because they served
the best cups of Hot Chocolate in Metromanila,


including this rich concoction:
AZTEC XOCOLAT,
a thick chocolate with a historic hot-peppery kick!!!

(that's the reason for the mint leaf)



Going against convention,
and because I wanted to have chocolate
in all the courses of my meal that day,

I decided to sip the Aztec Xocolat as my first course,
my appetizer; I enjoyed it as my
SOUP!!!

And it was perfect;

just the right amount of sweetness, with a surprising spicy finish
that perfectly stimulated my appetite for...



the main reason I went to Xocolat,

to try out the new FULL MEALS from Xocolat's Kitxen:

above:
PORK BELLY served with an unforgettable CACAO-BAGOONG sauce;
Liempo con Tsokolate... susmaryosep!!!


below:
SPICED CHICKEN with Shitake Mushrooms and lavished
with Xocolat's signature CACAO RUB!!



I LOVE.

These are signature dishes that are intensely flavorful,
immensely intriguing, and delightfully infused with chocolate.

These, along with an Arroz a la Cuban with Chorizo (!),
and a grilled five-spice Cream Dory with Cream Sauce (!!)

are enticing new reasons to rediscover
Xocolat for Lunch or Dinner.









Casa Xocolat,
aside from its sweet and savory goodies,

also has the quirkiest, most interesting bric-a-brac
sprinkled all over this coziest of restaurants...


(some are for sale, ask your server : )













Whatever you do at Xocolat,
Do Not Miss these Chocolate Classics;


whether you decide to have them as
appetizers or desserts, you have to have these:

CHOCOLATE FRENCH FRIES!!!



CHURROS CON CHOCOLATE!!!



COOKIE DOUGH CHEESECAKE!!!







Not surprisingly,
most Xocolat fans complain about this after...

which is why I always tell them:

"If your clothes are getting too tight?
You may have to take something else,


LIKE WATER,


FOR XOCOLAT!!!"





XOCOLAT Katipunan
172 B. Gonzales St.
Loyola Heights, QC


XOCOLAT Libis
Topy's Place
Economia cor. Calle Industria
Bagumbayan, QC


XOCOLAT The Fort
Ground Level
Serendra, Taguig


XOCOLAT Greenhills
Lobby, The Promenade
Greenhills Shopping Center

1 Comments:

Anonymous Biyaheng Pinoy said...

San to? Looks like a very cozy place.

June 13, 2010 at 6:57 PM  

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