When Ken and I thought of coming up with a monthly theme for our blog, the first thing that came to mind is desserts month. And the first store we wanted to visit was, of course, Parvati in Trinoma, a one-stop desserts shop.
With the growing number of home bakers in the country today (oh we can’t be thankful enough! :D), getting their products out there can be a challenge considering the logistics of opening their own store. This is where Parvati comes in, providing a venue for talented pastry makers to showcase their homemade creations in one roof.
It was August last year when we first went to Parvati at the Mindanao lobby of Trinoma (I know, this is a very late post that has been sitting in the drafts folder for months). Upon walking in, we were welcomed with a smile and were directed to check their selections of pastries posted on this line of chillers / refrigerators located at one corner of the store. We were in dessert heaven! 😀
Based on the information on their Facebook page, Parvati features 40 best-selling desserts from 27 different home bakers. They have various cakes, cookies, cheesecakes (love, love, love), revel bars, pudding, cupcakes, pies, brownies, etc. If you’ve got a sweet tooth like we do, I tell yah, you’d probably spend a long time choosing what to order. We wanted to try everything, but we know we HAD to limit ourselves to just three. 😀
The prices for the available servings for each delight is included in the menu for those who might want to purchase a whole cake or box of any of the pastries featured at their store.
So, we made our picks and this lovely lady opened the chillers where our selected pastries are waiting to be consumed. Thanks for being a sport, by the way! 🙂
As soon as we gave them our orders and the lady pictured above disappeared into the kitchen to prepare them, we picked out our beverages. Being a fan of mocha, I picked iced cafe mocha priced at Php 100. Ken can’t drink coffee so he went for the baffling frozen hot chocolate (and we were curious – Php 130). Nothing really mind-blowing about them. Mine was like the usual iced coffee I make at home. I’m glad they now serve more beverages like Caramel Affogato and Honey Apple Iced Tea. Next time we visit them again, I’ll order the latter. 😉
Pardon the quality. Back then, we were still using our digicams.
While waiting, Ken and I looked around and we both commented on how cozy the place is. They may not have the most comfortable chairs or tables, but the whole design and the hues all around their cafe can be pretty relaxing while enjoying some toothsome snacks.
When our orders were served one by one, Ken and I seemingly were in a silent agreement to take photos of all of them really quickly. I mean, how can you prolong the waiting to taste these?!
First up is Coffee Indulgence from M Cheesecake and Pastries. This was picked by me because, well, it’s coffee-flavored.
(slice: Php 150; whole: Php 950)
It was creamy, rich and beautifully infused with cappuccino. The bitterness of the coffee went well with the subtle sweetness and tangy flavors of the cream filling in between.
Our second order was the New York Baked Cheesecake by Bran and Bees. Though we can’t say it was the best blueberry cheesecake we’ve tasted (Ken’s still my favorite), this was still creamy and gratifying.
(slice: Php 130; whole: Php 1,250)
Ken ordered the Triple Decker Chocolate Cheesecake from Kusina Torre. As soon as we saw this on the menu, we immediately knew we had to try it. Besides, it’s Parvati’s best-seller so it better be good, right? How could you go wrong with chocolate and cheesecake anyway?!
(Mini – Php 140)
And we were right. The contrast of textures from the chocolate cakes (felt like brownies) sandwiching the slightly salted cheesecake and the luscious chocolate ganache on top made us licking our forks after each mouthful. We now understand why this is the top favorite. 🙂
If you didn’t notice, all of our orders were cheesecakes. 😀 We can’t help it! We are cheesecake addicts! This is why Ken can make one of the most sinful blueberry cheesecake you can find at our very own kitchen – because they’re one of the desserts we cannot get enough of. 😉
Whatever your choice of dessert is, I’m sure you’d find something that’ll satisfy your craving for something sweet at Parvati. Next time, I’ll order the mochi ice cream, Pistachio Sans Rival, The Dome, and French macarons. 🙂
Though Parvati may be tagged as a pastry shop, they do offer gourmet dishes on their menu such as salads, soups, sandwiches, and pasta (menu). This is why we consider their shop a perfect hangout for friends to bond over coffee or tea and a serving or two of any of the delectable homemade goodies they offer. We give them 5 stars and a must-try rating. 🙂
The Parvati Store
Trinoma Mindanao lobby (below National Bookstore)
This is not a sponsored post. We paid for everything we ordered.
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