What could possibly be better than having a love affair with food? February has always been a month of indulging your sweetheart with displays of you love. Cute stuffed animals, red roses, a glorious meal somewhere, and chocolates — tons and tons of it!
If your significant other is a dessert fiend — no, let me rephrase that — a CHOCOHOLIC dessert fiend, then here’s your opportunity to shine. Cocoa Lounge, a pop up dessert lounge at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach is where you’ll want to make a reservation at to impress your sweet-toothed sweetheart.
Cocoa Lounge makes its debut to the public tonight featuring a decadent assortment of sinfully tempting desserts created by Executive Pastry Chef Michael Owens. I was invited to the preview last night to see what The Lounge, which runs until the 26th, has to offer. You have every opportunity to take your sweetheart this month to indulge in this dessert extravaganza so don’t miss out on it.
Showcased in a romantic set up in the lounge at the back of the hotel’s Palm Terrace restaurant, the incredible spread includes an array of over 20 desserts including:
- Chocolate Caramel Tarts
- German Chocolate Cake
- Snickers Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
- Chocolate Cupcakes
- Chocolate Fudge Cookie S’mores
- Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
- Milk Chocolate Cheesecake
- Manjari Obssession
- Pot Au Creme
- Vanilla Custard-filled Eclairs
- Chocolate Lollipops
- Peanut Caramels
The bread pudding won hands down — it was definitely my favorite along with the pot au creme.
Dessert buffet is $18 and guests who are dining at the Palm Terrace Restaurant ordering two or more courses will receive complimentary entrance to Cocoa Lounge.
If you are not planning to dine at the restaurant, please make sure to make reservations. Cocoa Lounge is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 6pm until 10pm.