It's been awhile since I dropped by to visit Will at Eclipse due to all the midterms/finals/graduation craziness, so when my brother and his girlfriend came to visit me it was a great opportunity to check out the Summer Seasonal Dessert Tasting Platter.
Will has been really busy creating new cupcake flavors and just recently, Eclipse Chocolat hosted quite an epic cupcake party. Wish I could have made it D: You guys can check this all out on his blog.
[cinnamon roll bread pudding, warmed+milk chocolate-vietnamese cinnamon sauce]
[white chocolate sauce infused with vanilla bean, lemon peel, & thyme+frozen mixed berries]
[chilled 61% dark chocolate mousse+rhubarb, red wine, & vanilla bean compote+dried pomegranate arils]
I wasn't a big fan of the corn gateau since I just hate sour desserts, but my brother absolutely loved it. Good corn cake, though. Bread pudding was fantastic with the cinnamon sauce. I would lick the plate clean if eating it at home! You can't tell from my photos, but the frozen berries are plump and gorgeous. Not a single flaw in each one. Also, they're sweet even without the white chocolate sauce! Never had such great berries in my life. I was really looking forward to the dark chocolate mousse, but I found its consistency to be much too thick. Each spoonful of the mousse packs in a big whallop of flavor. This might be overwhelming for some, but lovers of dark chocolate will really enjoy this. I think I liked the mousse from the Spring Platter more though, but only because it is lighter/more airy. Hopefully the mousse's thickness was a fluke on my visit.
During this visit, the generous Will let me taste one of his sweet 'n savory cupcakes--Crispy Bacon & Dulce de Leche. Or was it with chocolate...? No matter. Tasted great, and reminded me of cha siu bau. How can you not like sweet and savory pork tucked into airy bread?
Eclipse Chocolat is having another chocolate-themed 5-course meal, this time with seafood! RSVP ASAP...assuming there are still tables available. See you guys there!