I’m so happy to let you guys know that Mr. HD has willingly assumed the added responsibility for Research and Development for the Slice of Dubai website! Particularly enthusiastic when it comes to food outlets, Mr. HD made a surprise discovery last weekend – which I’m thrilled to share with you!
Vintage Chocolate Lounge is a predominantly desserts outlet located near Sofitel hotel, Jumeirah Beach Residence (A branch can also be found at Dubai Mall). In my experience it is by far one of the best dessert places in Dubai.
The Vintage Chocolate Lounge comes across as a plush, high end dessert place on first impression. The ambiance is well lit up and spacious, and allows for ample conversation. Perfect for pampering your partner on a date night.
Open air seating is available as well, but we opted for the indoors considering the hot and humid June weather in Dubai.
Coming to the diverse menu of Vintage Chocolate Lounge – we would advice you not to be fooled by the name of the place. The Vintage Chocolate Lounge offers an impressive assortment consisting of a breakfast menu, sandwiches, Crème brûlée, pastries, beverages, waffles, souffles and cookies in different flavors, besides its trademark chocolate fare. But being the chocolate lovers that we are, we decided to take the plunge into the cocoa world!
To start off, we ordered a couple of Hot Chocolate Shots. They arrived soon enough, and not only did they look enticing, but also were served at just the right temperature.
For all you cocoa connoisseurs out there – the molten galaxy chocolate-like taste of the shots will remind you why you love cocoa so much. A tad too sweet for the unaccustomed, but a charming precursor of the delights to follow!
Up next was the surprise package of the evening – the Jewel Box. Surprisingly, the Jewel Box does not exist on the menu (new innovation, perhaps?). Be sure to reserve one for yourself as soon as you get there since it gets sold out pretty quickly. And if they ask you how you got to know about it, tell them you saw it here first!
Keep your eyes open and cameras ready for this one – as the mystery of the jewel box unfolds. Or scroll below to see what’s in store.
The Jewel Box at Vintage Chocolate Lounge is like a sweetness overload. With the little treats inside that keep infusing different flavors to your palate, it’s difficult to stop yourself from going in for another bite. The Jewel Box is thoughtfully served alongside a few tart cranberries to strike a balance if things get too sweet.
What to expect inside? Chewy milk chocolate brownies covered in edible gold powder, chocolate pearls made of milk chocolate wafer biscuits, sweet silver balls and delectable vanilla ice-cream – a dessert you will not forget for a long, long time!
Up next, we ordered the Hot Chocolate Souffle which too, looked promising. Given a waiting period of 15 minutes until our order arrived, the friendly staff at Vintage Chocolate Lounge offered us complimentary chocolates! Dark chocolate covered in cocoa dust and Milk chocolate pearl with sugar icing just added to the sugar rush! Sweet, no?
Time for the grand finale – Hot Chocolate Souffle!
This is a rather simple looking dessert compared to the previous ones, with a seemingly plain chocolate cake served in one bowl, and unassuming vanilla ice cream served in another. It is only when you dig in and taste the souffle, that you realize how soft, moist and delicious it is. It literally dissolves in your mouth!
The temperature is warm enough to melt your insides, but never do these desserts burn your tongue. One can learn a thing or two about serving food at just the right temperature from the folks at Vintage Chocolate Lounge. The warmth of the souffle is perfectly balanced with the cool vanilla ice cream, that compliments the dessert as well as serves as a welcome variety.
Indulging ourselves at the Vintage Chocolate Lounge is not something we will ever regret. Innovative desserts served with smiling faces makes for a happy experience you want to keep coming back to. This is definitely a dessert place in Dubai that we would recommend.
Vintage Chocolate Lounge offers a unique loyalty program wherein after 2 subsequent visits totaling above AED 50 each, one is entitled to an AED 100 discount on the third. However note that the validity of the card is barely one month from the first visit, which means that the remaining two visits have to be made within one month of the first.
We are not complaining, as we have already prepared our wishlist for our next visit to the Vintage Chocolate Lounge – Sizzling Brownie, Crème brûlée and Cotton Ice cream. Of course, preceded by Chocolate Shots!
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- Team Slice of Dubai