Friday, 2 November 2012

Mövenpick Ice-cream

The Art of Swiss Ice-cream

Before Movenpick dessert cafes opened in the eastern suburbs, you had to hunt down the speciality grocers and stockists (such as Thomas Dux Grocer) or only taste the gourmet delights during the Melbourne Food Festivals.

The franchise started out with 3 branches in Docklands, Box Hill and Doncaster (inside Westfield Shoppingtown). The Docklands branch did not survive due to the area being a ghost town and the observation wheel still under repairs.

We were lured to the Box Hill branch due to a Spreets voucher. Buy 1 dessert, get 1 free up to the value of $12.95. We chose the waffles and the 6 flavour sampler. There was also a banana split and pancakes option which we did not get to try ($12.95). 

Chocolate Delight: belgian chocolate (love), this vanilla with choc bits (love) and white chocolate ice-cream (too sweet, dislike)

Waffles with creme brulee and one other flavour which I forgot. Both flavours were good. Waffle was OK.

 6 Flavour sampler - tiramisu (a bit strong in coffee taste), raspberry (love), strawberry (love), blueberry (love), mango (love)

The berries fruit basket was around $23. Doesn't look like the picture on the menu.

The white wall interiors are bright and welcoming.  As you enter the store, you are faced with the dilemma of choosing out of 20+ ice-cream flavours available. Take home tubs are also available. The staff was friendly and service wasn't too slow after dinner when we were there.

One scoop options start from $5 which makes it quite pricey compared to other outlets. Ice-cream are imported from Switzerland and you pay for the quality of the ingredients used. A good cocoa powder was used for the hot chocolate. It was really smooth, not too sweet and you could not taste any graininess afterwards. Real fruit and chocolate flecks could be tasted.  

Bottom line is you get what you pay for its gourmet nature. Good for an indulgent treat once in a blue moon.

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