This month, the Island Hotel reprises its highly popular Cocoa Lounge at Palm Terrace restaurant to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This dessert buffet promises and delivers everything chocolate and, those who have a weakness for anything deliciously sweet will not want to miss it. Executive Pastry Chef Michael Owens once again, along with his team, has created an array of beautiful and tantalizing desserts to tempt and satiate your sweet tooth.
Whole cakes offered include Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake, Espresso Mousse Chocolate Cake. White Chocolate Red Velvet Cheesecake and Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Cream served warm is my absolute favorite!
In the mini pastries category, guests will be treated to Chocolate Pudding Cake with White Chocolate Mousse, Raspberry Glaze
Milk Chocolate Mousse Timbales which has a slight tartness from the raspberry.
Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Brownies, Orange White Chocolate Pistachio Cake, grown up versions of childhood favorites such as Financier S’mores, Gianduja Chocolate Pot de Crème, Dark Chocolate Éclairs filled with Almond Cream, Dark Chocolate Cheesecake (Pyramids), Fresh Fruit Tarts.
And if that wasn’t enough, candies such as Peanut Caramels
Chocolate Lollipops, Port Truffles and Chocolate Hazelnut Clusters are also available.
Now, the variety of sweets rotate from evening to evening so you never know what you will get on the night of your visit, but what you will definitely know is you won’t walk out of there unsatisfied.
Cocoa Lounge runs until March 3 from 6-10pm Tuesdays to Saturdays and is $24 per person exclusive of tax and tip.
One lucky reader will be able to win a chance to visit Cocoa Lounge this month. Leave me a comment telling me who you will bring and why. You have until Sunday Feb 12. Winner will be announced Mon Feb 13.
at the Island Hotel’s Palm Terrace Restaurant
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660