I am a mum of two and Primary School teacher whose aim is to never be home during the midday movie. I believe that I am only ever a car trip away from an adventure.
When you're looking for more than just flowers and candy
With only a week before St. Valentines arrives it is time to win yourself some brownie points from your loved one by sharing with them a first class Valentines day experience that will have the heat rising and the heart fluttering for months and months to come. Whether you choose to say "I like you," "I love you" or "I completely adore you" to a friend or partner nothing says it as passionately as a visit to Mamor Chocolates and High Tea Szalon on Johnston street Collingwood.
Welcome to the home of Romance
This charming chocolate experience takes place in the iconic Mamor boudoir and chocolate shop famous for its ravishing red walls, soft, plush lounges and shiny golden teacups. The room is dimly lit and red feather fans adorn the walls. There is romance and suggestion in the air so prepare to be caught up in a love trance.
If Cupid lived somewhere, he would choose this divine rose themed boudoir.
This special Valentines Day event is running over the entire weekend from the 14th until the 16th and there are two options for you to choose from. Firstly there is a Seductive Dinner on Friday night with all the romantic trimmings included such as candlelight, intimate tables, antique settings and scrumptious food and drinks to enhance the evening. The menu is exquisite, including tantalizing temptations such as Chocolate Chilli Sauce on Roasted Chicken with Corn Pudding or Chicken with Limoncello Myrtle Sauce and a Spiced Jasmine Rice Heart.
And then there is the Mamor Seduction Dessert Plate, the specialty of the house and it is amazing. Consider if you will freshly made Lemongrass Chocolate Mousse, Panacotta with Coconut Caramel Sauce and Melt My Heart Raspberry Ice cream. This is completely vegan friendly as well, making for a great alternative dessert experience.
The grand finale will have you seeing fireworks! I mentioned how good the carrot caramel is right?
You can also choose the Valentines High Tea to indulge in. It is set amongst the romance of the rose themed parlour where you and your partner will be tempted with a special appetizer made especially for him and her. Following on it's a Chicken Tart dripping with the famous Chocolate Chili Sauce and then it's the grand finale, the Mamor Seduction Dessert Plate. This one differs from the one mentioned above and includes freshly made Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Hearts, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, an exotic Fruit Cocktail and decadent Mamor truffles.
Enjoy either experiences with a glass of French bubbles and your choice of chocolate, hibiscus or chai tea. A must try however is the hot chocolate, the creamiest I have even tasted, like silk running down your throat.
Your hostess is the madam of chocolate herself Dr Hanna Fredrick and she is the creative force behind the beautiful chocolates treats you will enjoy, including the large array of handmade truffles that look, smell and taste sensationally. Try the Carrot Caramel, you will not regret it. Using her talents as a chemist and creative, her worldly and well traveled experiences and her keen sense of taste, Hanna uses 70% dark Belgium Callebaut and a taste of the Hungarian culture to get pulses racing and pupils dilating.
Don't forget to take some treats for home, many, many to choose from.
All the decadent handmade truffles are tested in Hanna's own laboratory and hit perfection every time. Make sure you grab some to enjoy when you arrive home, they are an aphrodisiac after all and it is Valentines Day.