Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bizu Patisserie: Oranges, Strawberries, and Love, Love, Love

If you have a sweet tooth, then don't pass up on Bizu.

best place for: quiet conversations with friends and special someones
budget: 300-1000+

I've always been a fan of chocolate and orange concoctions. Unfortunately, there's not much orange-choco goodness to go around when it comes to desserts.  Which is why I was so happy to taste this delectable Bizu creation.

The Amour cake is an orange Varlhona Mousse with a brownie base and creme brulee filling. The circumference is coated with thin white chocolate, which I don't care much for (not because it doesn't taste good, but because I'm not a white-choco person). The smooth gooey center is enough to make me love Bizu forever.

Amour, P335

If you'd rather have strawberries and cream rather than oranges and chocolates, then try the Strawberry Chiboust. This is a classic French-style cheesecake topped with fresh strawberries.  The cake itself is very light, while the strawberries are very sweet.  Unsurprisingly, the presentation drew a chorus of wows from us girls.

Strawberry Chiboust P295
The personal cakes may look small. But if you just came from a filling meal and just want to eat something sweet, they're enough to share with a friend.

Ren told me that the Roca cake and Tea Set (good for three people) were also to die for. They also have macarons in all the colors of the rainbow, plus other fruity/chocolate-y desserts such as these:

Wash the sweetness down with a pot of loose leaf tea (P185/pot) like we did.  I recommend the Chocolate-Mint tea, which is perfect if you just want to sink down on Bizu's soft purple cushions and relax with your mint-loving friends.

Greenarcher friends Renchan, Aichan, and Leochan with abbygabyfoodie

 Bizu Patisserie is located in Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Makati. For catering and reservations, call 02-757-2498.  Other branches are in Greenhills, St Luke's Global City, One Rockwell, and Lobby Cafe by Bizu.

*thanks to Leo Atobe for the photos :)