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Ebony and Ivory Gateau @ Cafe la Vie - Westfield Chermside

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by Stephen de Jager (subscribe)
I am a freelance copywriter and content strategist, who has been designing and writing website copy for more than 15 years. I hold a Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Admin/eCommerce) and have studied Professional Writing and Journalism.
Published August 13th 2014
Having never encountered a gateau before, I was intrigued by the French-sounding name and the decadence of chocolate covering the amazing looking dessert.

The cake part was soft and moist, the cream layer rich and chocolaty and the hard chocolate slice on top just added to the delight.

This was truly a wonderful treat and went astonishingly well with my strong flat white. Below is a definition of what makes a gateau as I had absolutely no idea what it was or how to pronounce the word.

Gateau: A rich cake, typically one containing layers of cream or fruit. "a chocolate gateau"

So not only was this a great piece of cake but I learnt something new about cake at the same time.
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