Love seems to be the ruling flavour in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. Restaurants are prepping up for Valentine’s Day and so are cafes and bakeries around town. There is something special about heading out with your loved one for a romantic date and not just on Valentine’s Day. If you are looking to treat your partner to something special as we head to the D-Day, here is some help from us. Here is a list of top 10 desserts available in Chandigarh.
Badami Kesar Phirni at Dera, Taj Chandigarh
When it comes to north Indian fare including those from across the border, Dera is a running favourite. While you may have swooned over the main course, they do a great job at desserts too. Do try their Badami Kesar Phirni if you already have not. Perfect people and palate pleaser!
Pastries at Chandigarh Baking Co, JW Marriott, Chandigarh
The menu of the Chandigarh Baking Company, more popularly referred to as CBC, packs in quintessential quick bites including speciality breads, cakes, cookies and chocolates from the hotel’s bakery. But it is their range of pastries including the Strawberry and Black Forest Pastry that has us impressed. Pack a couple for your love as they are difficult to share!
Coconut Caramel Custard at OKO, The Lalit Chandigarh
Looking for a refreshing new flavour to try or a dessert with an Asian twist? Then, head over to OKO at The Lalit. Do treat your taste-buds and your lady love to their version of the Caramel Custard that comes infused with a distinct coconut flavour. It is a welcome surprise indeed.
Churros at Scola, Sector 7, Chandigarh
We are all for menus that steer away from the usual. If you are looking to have something warm and comforting, then head over to Scola. On offer are freshly made Churros that are served with Spiced Chocolate and Vanilla Ice cream. The lingering taste of cinnamon is perfect.
Red Velvet Cheesecake at Brooklyn Central, Elante Mall, Chandigarh
We love the American meals at Brooklyn Central including the generous portions. But if coffee and dessert are on your mind, then do try their Red Velvet Cheesecake that perfectly combines Red Velvet Cake and New York Cheesecake. The portion is good for 2.
You can never really go wrong with chocolate and even better if it is dark and perhaps sinful! Combining dark chocolate with a waffle is Get Desserted, a popular place for desserts. They really do make their waffles well and this combination is perfect for dark chocolate lovers.
Lamingtons at Nik Baker’s, Chandigarh
For those of you who are tongue-tied in front of their love, let the dessert do all the talking. And it never hurts to surprise your partner. This would be a good time to try the Lamingtons on offer at Nik Baker’s outlets. They have them in 2 flavours - Strawberry and Chocolate. It is perhaps the only bakery in the city offering the Aussie speciality.
Macarons at Petite & Sweet, Sector 8, Chandigarh
Planning to woo your girl with a special gift? It will win you brownie points if you pack in a set of Macarons. A new favourite in the city, we like the way the team at Petite & Sweet does them with Passion Fruit and Raspberry being our favourite flavours.
Chocolate Eclairs at Let’s Go Dutch, Sector 27, Chandigarh
A classic is always a winner but only if done well. That is why we recommend Chocolate Eclairs by Let’s Go Dutch bakery. The oblong-shaped pastry has just the right amount of cream and the choux dough is perfect too. Share an éclair with someone you love.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake at Sweet Nothings, Inner Market, Sector 8 B, Chandigarh
This small bakery is perfect for picking up tea-time treats. Given the cold weather, we recommend you try their Pineapple Upside Down Cake. You also have the option of taking home a slice and when heated up it is just delicious. We are yet to come across someone who loves pineapple and has not relished this version. It is best paired with a cup of tea and some cosy company.
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A seasoned journalist, Jagmeeta has worked with The Indian Express for 16 years writing extensively on food, popular culture and fashion. A Master's in English, she completed her honours in Journalism from Delhi University and started her career in journalism with New Delhi Television (NDTV) as a reporter. She was part of the launch team for NDTV.com. Having turned a freelance writer and editor in 2016, she has been writing for The Hindustan Times, Chandigarh and is also a contributor for The Voice of Fashion steered by IMG Reliance Ltd as well as Chandigarh's popular lifestyle portal - simplythecity.com. When she's not reviewing food or dissecting the season's trends, she likes to travel with her daughter and husband, a professional photographer. A photography enthusiast herself, Jagmeeta has also curated photo exhibitions and calls herself a collector of cookbooks and recipes and a proud 'fauji' daughter and sister.
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