Well today is Mother’s Day so “Happy Mother’s Day” to all the mother’s out there! Though frankly, everyday should be mother’s day. We should appreciate them everyday no?
Since it’s sort of a celebration to generate more revenue for retail outlets, restaurants and what-not’s. We gave our mum a little treat.
Yes! Godiva Chocolatier! *my mouth salivates at the mere mention of that word*
I wonder what decadent chocolate experience awaits me. What surprises will be offered and how it will be such an unforgettable experience it will be remembered for eons to come! *Man… I’m really inflating things here…*
So there we were, waiting at the “cafe” outside pavilion. The place was “packed”, table for 4’s were all taken up, so we waited anxiously/patiently for a table to leave.
AHA! That table just paid, the lovely waitress sits us down after clearing the table.
So we sit and wait. Wait. Wait. Wait and…. wait some more.
“Where’s the menu?”
Asked the kind waiter to clean the table for us and get us some menus. The menu arrived swiftly into our hands without us realising it.
Flipped through it and picked what we wanted, drinks & cakes. We’re ready for a chocolate adventure!
We wait patiently. The cakes arrive shortly.
Mmm…. Cake #1 – shaped like a dome (name eludes me)
Cake #2 – Tiramisu
Hmmm… I still prefer Italiannies’ and again the mere mention of Italiannies’ tiramisu makes me wanna salivate again.
Cake #3 – Dark chocolate…. uh….. (again the name eludes me)
very rich in chocolate but urm…..
Conclusion: There just seems to be something lacking in the cakes, it’s nice yes but it just doesn’t blow you away. It doesn’t make one salivate at the mere mention of it. It’s well… forgettable. No impact? If it were on American Idol it wouldn’t even past the first screening.
Next up… the drinks.
I ordered the Dark Chocolate Raspberry, my brother the Dark Chocolate Decadence, both cold, my dad and mum ordered Hazelnut hot chocolate and Milk hot chocolate respectively.
The milk chocolate came in a pot, it could have been shared by 2 people. It was quite a bit. It was a little sweet too…. *more to Guylian’s hot chocolate sweetness, as compared in Hot Chocolate Hunt*
Anyway to make things super short and make this read so much more shorter. The drinks were alright. Nothing great. Nothing bad. It was fine. It was just fine. Which is normal. No “WOW”! No “Oomph’! No “Man! What was that!?” It was just… “hmmm…”
Room for improvement?
Another thing which I found lacking was the lack of plain water. I understand that a business can earn more money by selling mineral water instead of just serving normal plain water, which we Malaysians will definitely order and not order anything else. but…. *a big BUT there* BUT, as a chocolate “cafe” wouldn’t it make sense to serve plain water since the customer would naturally want to enjoy the individual taste of each chocolate piece.
For example, the customer orders a cake, a truffle and a hot chocolate drink.
The truffle arrives first. The customer happily eats the truffle, he/she enjoys it’s rich taste that melts in his/her mouth leaving the customer wonderfully happy. Then the cake comes…. but the customer’s mouth is still filled with the taste of the truffle. The customer begins to fluster and his/her mind starts working overtime “Oh no! the cake is here. I need water. Where is it? How am I going to enjoy the taste of that deliciously looking cake that is just beckoning me to poke it with that shining fork over by it’s side? Oh my this is killing me… darn you truffle! how can you leave such a wonderful aftertaste in my mouth? Oh no! How can I give justice to the cake when I can’t differentiate the taste of the 2 wonderfully incredible things?”
So the customer picks up the fork and just digs into the cake. He/she can’t differentiate it from the truffle. It oddly tastes the same. What a waste. One could have been rich in dark chocolate made from the most wonderful cocoa beans with a hint of mint and another could have been made with the richest chocolate ganache and the customer wouldn’t even realise it.
Same goes to the drink that the customer ordered. No water, he/she can’t “wash off” the taste in the mouth and fully taste the flavour, the aroma and the effort put into that drink. That is just a huge waste.
Maybe that’s why the experience at Godiva Chocolatier wasn’t awesome/good/I would come again. It was just. So-So. We could have ordered plain water but IF the “cafe” really wanted us to enjoy the food, it would make sense for them to provide us with it instead of us demanding for it.
They could have always given us normal filtered water. No harm in that. That is why… Theobroma is better. hehehe
Anyway, that’s just my thoughts. Maybe someone else has some other opinion. Please do share. I might just visit them again if I change my mind.
Cheerios for now!