Death By Desserts (Part 1)

‘Do it … or dessert it!’  Sounds like you? Yeah, me too !! 😀

Like a true and able descendant of the Rosogolla clan, I was born with a sweet-tooth engraved in every double helix of my body cell. However, this love story is nothing short of an intensive process that went through various stages:

  1. Prepping and priming my saccharine palate with naru, murki, sondesh in childhood.
  2. Taking it a step further by adding jolbhora, khirkodom, malai chomchom et al in adolescence.
  3. And… adulthood leading to adding those final tweaks of development, evoloving it to become more cosmopolitan and global-  where I added tiramisu, panacotta, crème brulê and the likes to my repertoire .

Phew, I tell you, it was not easy … sheer dedication, perseverance and patience helped me  adhere to this gruelling training through all these years.  And why only me? The gradual evolution and adaptation of the Bengali sweet culture is evident in every restaurant menu or sweet shop, where you get to see the traditional mishti, sharing space with chocolate lava sondesh or mihidana tart. Yes, there is a  crack in the stereotyped and sometimes annoying rosogolla and mishti doi mould that Bengalis have always been fitted into … and we are finally ready to look beyond and explore.

Sharing with you some of the most sinful and delectable desserts that I have tasted in my city, over the last couple of years.

Raspberry Delice at Yuatcha, Quest Mall
Chocolate Bomb, at La Cucina, Hyatt Regency
Chocolate Bomb, at La Cucina, Hyatt Regency
Monte Carlo, at Q33, Quest Mall
Monte Carlo, at Q33, Quest Mall
Coconut Lemon Yogurt, at Fuji, Sarat Bose Road
Coconut Lemon Yogurt, at Fuji, Sarat Bose Road
Belgian chocolate and hazelnut crepe with zesty orange and Cointreau, At Cafe Mezunna, Forum Mall
Belgian chocolate and hazelnut crepe with zesty orange and Cointreau, At Cafe Mezunna, Forum Mall
Melting chocolate Tart with icecream, At La Cucina, Hyatt Regency
Melting chocolate Tart with icecream, At La Cucina, Hyatt Regency
Belgian waffle with chocolate icecream, At Piccadilly Square, Alipore
Belgian waffle with chocolate icecream, At Piccadilly Square, Alipore
Coconut and wsabi icecream, At Sushi Oke, Theatre Road
Coconut and Wasabi icecream, At The Sushi Oke, Theatre Road
Chocolate mousse with hazenut insert and honeycomb icecream, At Yuatcha, Quest Mall
Chocolate mousse with hazenut insert and honeycomb icecream, At Yuatcha, Quest Mall
Oreo cheesecake, At Piccadilly Square
Oreo cheesecake, At Piccadilly Square, Sarat Bose Road
White chocolate and wasabi cream, dried berry meringue, in red wine sauce At Baan Thai, Oberoi Grand
White chocolate and wasabi cream, dried berry meringue, in red wine sauce, At Baan Thai, Oberoi Grand

O GOD! Now that is what I call a foodgasm!  So dive in, grab your share of sin and pleasure, and just dessert it! Bon  appetit 🙂

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(Devlina, in her own words, is “just another Bengali woman proud of her Rabindrasangeet and Rosogolla roots ….. a psychiatry resident, still picking up the shells on the Freudian shore ! ”

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