Thursday, June 30, 2016

First Bite: Mrs. Graham Macaron Café

Our dinner at Eighteen Bistro was quite heavy. But there is always space in the tummy for desserts! Since Mrs. Graham’s Macaron Café is just beside the bistro, R and I decided to visit the quaint little shop. 

Hello, Mrs. Graham’s Macaron Café!
The interiors of this café is so charming. The white rustic tables and chairs, windows with dainty decals and mouthwatering sweets, this place is to die for! 
R and I decided to go with Bittersweet and Cookie Dough macarons (PHP70/piece), Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake (PHP160) and Cookie Shot (PHP74). 
While waiting for our food, we took some board and card games from the game corner of Mrs. Graham’s. We started with Monopoly Deal Millionaires’ Edition.
We were busy dealing the cards when the macarons arrived. 

The bittersweet macaron was delightful. It was the perfect macaron for dark chocolate lovers. It was not exactly bitter but it was dark. I also loved the slight chewiness of the macaron.
The cookie dough was fatter and sweeter than bittersweet. The ganache reminded me of peanut butter (but without it being cloying) for some reason. This would go well with tea or coffee. 
R’s Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake was a bit of a surprise. We were expecting rich brown marshmallows. Instead, we got black marshmallows. I know that once you go black, you can’t go back. But I don’t know with this one. I even asked the server if it was meant to be black than brown. She insisted that it is how they prepare it. We just let it be and R just avoided the black parts. It sure made me wonder though how they define burnt if toasted is black.
The milkshake had nice marshmallow bits per sip. But it was just your usual milkshake, thick and sweet. R regretted not getting Oreo Milkshake. 
I was so excited for my cookie shot. I have been dreaming of this moment… the time when I get to sip warm milk from a cookie shot glass and to capture the beautiful moment of milk being poured in. But we failed. 
I asked R to pour but my angle was off. Also, R was in a hurry to pour the milk as it was being spilled all over. 
My dream for cookie shots ended when I had a bite. The cookie was very hard and the warm milk did nothing to soften it. I guess I was better off with Chips Ahoy Soft Batch and warm milk. 

Overall, the macarons were good while everything else was just mediocre. I’ll just settle with macarons next time. 

Mrs. Graham’s Macaron Café is located at 51-C Scout Rallos Street, Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

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