-By Marryam H Reshii
The Chocolate Box is hidden away in the most popular hotel in Noida but it truly needs to be celebrated. The range of chocolate truffles is fantastic and they have some innovative flavours like an unusual Fried Onion Truffle. The cakes are all worth trying but it really is the Tiramisu that you should not miss, deliciously creamy with tones of coffee in each bite. There are also a few savoury items that are available post 3pm including quiches as well as foccacia and multi-grain breads. Everything is sold for flat 50% discount post 8pm at the bakery counter.
Review posted this month
During my courtship period I often used to frequent Noida as my fiancé hailed from the city. We would have tried almost all the restaurants where we could sit in peace to enjoy each other’s company. Obviously, we paid little attention to the food. As I say this, even after a decade, we still recount the chocolate and milk flavoured watery liquid that we drank without any complaint at Nirulas as if it was India’s best cold café.
We are still that much in love but much more forthcoming on our choices and dislikes to not drink something as awful. Like any other couple we still go back to the same area to relive our moments and talk about how much has changed over time.
Glad that we tried the newly opened The Chocolate Box (TCB) lounge at Radisson Blu MBD, Noida. This small 17-seater lounge done in leather upholstry is an extension of the Chocolate Box – patisserie and boulangerie. Light music and aptly lighted interiors made us at ease and we ordered for the Charlie set (Rs 650 p.p) with choice of tea and assortment of finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries, which is only available between 3Pm – 6Pm, else ala-carte menu is available throughout the day. The English Charlie has a selection of finger sandwiches, Warm Raisin and Plain Scones with clotted cream and preserves and Crumpets along with Tea of one’s choice. I went for oolong tea while my wife decided to stick to her favourite, Masala Tea. Each of these was brewed at the right temperature and for the right time. We enjoyed them. The cakes were baked fresh with just the right sweetness and warranted another serving. Sandwiches weren’t in the same league of freshness and taste though.
Executive sous chef at The Chocolate Box, Shalin Gambhir, joined us briefly and introduced us to the Bakery which has over 12 types of fresh cakes and pastries. Further, guests can choose the shapes and varieties for order-made cakes taking cue from the books available and discussing their imaginations with the chef. The pastries were as fresh as one could get. Undoubtedly this will be our first preference while ordering cake in Noida. A 50% discount post 8 pm on cakes makes it an excellent value for money proposition which are otherwise available between Rs 1000-1500 per kg.
So if you are looking for a small corporate tea meeting or out with your fiancé for a non-intrusive place in Noida, try out Chocolate Box. You may thank me later :)
Review posted this month
Chocolate Mousse Cakes, Hazelnut and Cognac Torte, Passion Fruit and White Chocolate, Raspberry and Melon Duet Cake, Mozarella Sandwiches, Fried Onion Truffles
Review posted more than a year ago
absolutely impeccable service and fantastic food....chocolates are like life to me...just can't see chocolates in front of me... i was here in the chocalte paradise....variety of dishes all with chocos loved the place...good food and lovely service...
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: Chocolate Mousse cakes, Hazelnut and Cognac Torte, Passion Fruit and White Chocolate
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