I have been silent, yes, but not for want of chocolate. It has been a very busy couple of months, but I have still found time to discover the chocolate delights of Brisbane with some new co-conspirators.
So instead of a detailed blow by blow account, I shall outline my highlights.
Cupcakes - A place called MySweetopia at South Bank (Grey St) has decadent cupcakes - it took me at least 15 minutes to work out what to order. I had the Espresso cupcake, which was amazing. These cupcakes have been proven to soothe the nerves of even the most frazzled traveller.
They also have chocolate mousse and fondue which I have not yet tried, but I will be back there.
Chocolates - Chocolate to Die For on Adelaide St. I pass it all the time, and only went there in honour of the coach's birthday. Tasty tasty goodness. Another place that took me a great deal of decision making time. Was particularly enamoured with something caramel/cinnamony, the name of which escapes me.
Then there was another italian hot chocolate discovery - good taste, good value and passed the spoon test. Here is proof.
It can be found at Pandemonium Cafe, Given Tce, Paddington. Nice place. They also claim to do fondue for dessert on Thursday and Friday nights, but are not open on these nights until further notice. I shall have to find my fondue elsewhere.
The old favourite haunts have not been without delights. I was very very pleased with the Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake at the Three Monkeys (West End). So much so I went back for more. It was melt in your mouth and just the right rich.
And I cannot forget the most amazing chocolate brownies EVER! They were made by Grub St Cafe, Gaythorne, and were so amazingly rich that a small square was enough to make any chocolate lover do a happy dance. I shall certainly be visiting this place in person.
Here's to more chocolate adventures to come.