The new Lindt Dome of Decadence
Sometimes you get invited along to an event that you know you simply CANNOT miss. When I was invited along to try a new dessert by a Lindt chocolatier , it was an easy decision to clear my diary and head over to Martin Place.
Last night, on a rare blustery evening in Sydney I was among a small group of guests invited along to the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Martin Place to witness the launch of “the most excitingly mouth-watering Lindt chocolate dessert ever seen” – the Lindt Dome of Decadence.
On arrival we were welcomed with a glass of chocolate flavoured Martini (to prepare our tastebuds), before the head chocolatier began his demonstration of the creation of the highly anticipated ‘Dome of Decadence.’
Like a magician waving his wand, he painted the inside of the dome shaped mould with chocolate, tipping it upside down, spilling the perfected amount defying gravity in the process. A biscuit base is then cut into a perfect circle and a scoop of creamy Lindt ice cream is placed on the centre of the biscuit, before the mould is carefully placed on top. The dome is topped with a sprinkle of finely chopped hazelnuts, along with a drizzle of smooth Lindt chocolate.
Then came the finale, as sauce is poured over the top of the dome, the sides collapse like an avalanche of chocolate and ice cream, dramatically revealing the layers and textures of the dessert.
Once we had witnessed the creation of the dome we were all invited to sample our very own, with a choice of three different flavours; Milk Chocolate (topped with hazelnut pieces); Caramel (with salted caramel sauce); or Berry (with berry compote and raspberry white chocolate ice cream).
I chose the ‘berry’ option, where white chocolate ice-cream is infused with raspberry puree and is served with berry compote. The combination of the textures and temperatures make this desert unique, exquisite and an absolute pleasure on the taste buds. The whole experience was a collision of chocolate and theatre.
A tiny piece of chocolate heaven to indulge in while enjoying the European ambiance of this Lindt Chocolate Café, the ‘Dome of Decadence’ is a must try for all chocolate lovers out there.
Oh, and an interesting fact from the evening – when it comes to chocolate you are either a controller or an indulger, because of the strong connection between chocolate and guilt! Which do you think you are?
This event was attended and reviewed by Sydney Social 101’s latest contributor Susan Black – you can view her blog here: http://www.susanblackfashion.co.uk/news