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La Creperie @Hampstead, London

March 24, 2011 6 comments

This is my favourite dessert in the whole of London. As soon as I got off my flight and dropped my bags, I came here for their to die for crepes. Usually there is a queue right around the corner, but if you pick your times well you don’t’ have to wait too long. Otherwise your mouth will be watering by the time you get to your turn.

Apparently this tiny little shop has been long-standing for many years, one time a lady said ‘I don’t know if you can still do it, but I had it 15 years old.’ There are all sorts of news clippings posted on their stand and they even have a Facebook fan page which I have joined of course.

There is a wide variety of savoury and sweet choices, but I always have Belgium milk chocolate. The crepes are crispy and tasty of butter,  unlike the other soft crepes you get which is not my thing. Their melted Belgium chocolate buttons ooze out of the crepes as you make your way down. The cardboard holder is smartly designed with proliferates so you can peel as you eat.  It’s not for sharing though, I eat a whole one on my own!

Hotel Chocolat @ St. Lucia, West Indies

February 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Chocolates are good for all occasions; Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, birthdays, parties, Chinese New Year, Mother’s Day, the lot! Chocolates can be made into different other types of food such as cakes, muffins, ice cream, popcorn, you name it! For all the chocolate fans, do we dream that one day we can live in a world of chocolate?

During university, my friends knew very well that I was a chocolate addict and joked every time I ordered ‘Death by chocolate’ that they would do that for me. They said that I should have a chocolate coffin and make sure my bones chocolate dipped.

So is The Hotel Chocolat a dream come true for us? As I browsed through the Hotel Chocolat shop, I found out they are actually opening a chocolate themed hotel soon. With its soft opening on 28 February 2011, it offers cocoa butter spa products for massages, visits to the cocca groves, chocolate making classes and chocolate inspired dining. Located in St. Lucia, West Indies it is a popular destination for the Brits. I would say it is a good destination for any chocoholic as it adds a bit of flavour to your holiday.

***Photo taken by me in the Hotel Chocolat shop on the Strand@London