Sunday, September 27, 2009

Boon - Darlinghurst


As a professed chocoholic, I could do none other than drag my partner to chocolate shop after chocolate shop (or atleast, to shop for chocolate). This Saturday found us at Boon in Darlinghurst.

Having a good range of pretty handmade chocolates on display, there were many a buyers during the time we were here. Opting more for an immediate chocolate hit, my partner and I sat upstairs and ordered from the small but adequate chocolate menu.

Range of chocolate gifts

We decided on a mocha frappe ($7.50) and a petit fours ($13.50) to share. For the mocha frappe, my partner asked for it to be extra thick - and it extra thick it was. Each sip bought with it a strong dark chocolate coffee hit. Not sweet but sooo addictive. I don't know what it was, but each sip enticed more and more sips.

mocha frappe - $7.50

The petit fours comprised of dark chocolate icecream, a tarte au chocolat noir, and a hazelnut praline with two pieces of strawberries sitting prettily next to it. The dark chocolate icecream has got to be the thickest dark chocolate icecream I have ever eaten. It was sooooo dense and soooo filling and sooooo rich - it was actually a struggle to finish. The tarte au chocolat noir was deliciousness. Chocolate encased inside what tasted like a butterscotchy-caramelly cheesecake base casing. Mmmm... yum! And the hazelnut praline was good too. But nothing over the top special.

Petit Fours - $13.50

The upstairs environment, though small, was cozy and comfy. Ideal for a chill or a catchup with friends (but not too many friends). It also has a boucany area if you so wished to sit outside. The service was friendly, though they mainly left us alone and worked downstairs. Overall, the chocolate experience was very satisfying and though small in portions, left us clutching our stomachs at the richness and denseness of the chocolate involved.

Food - 8.5/10
Service - 8/10
Ambiance - 8.5/10
Value for money - 7.5/10
Overall - 32.5/40

251 Victoria Street
NSW 2010
tel : (02) 9356 8876


clekitty said...

Oh wow! This looks delicious

Simon Food Favourites said...

hoping to try one day. seems like every blogger in Sydney has checked it out hehe :-)