Everyone “in the know” has come across the pink and green boxes filled with scrumptious little delights known to the world as macaroons. Accenting the pink and green boxes, come the walls and floors that surround them in a deep rich chocolate brown. With all the colors engulfing you, you feel the excitement creeping up on you as you wait for your food. With so many choices on the menu and a craving for dessert, we feasted like Royalty. Unlike many places, all the food has a very homemade feel to it. Filling and appetizing; the food is memorable in more ways than one.
Bite-sized amusement comes in flavorful forms. Mini-chicken sandwiches consisting of rocca and caramelized onions gives them a sweet tang with every bite. Their mini cheese burgers have a feel to them reminiscent of a time when everything was simple. Accompanying the mini sandwich galore was the Big Story fries; golden crispy, with chunks of hotdogs covered in ketchup, mayo, and their special sauce. Palatable and light, the array of food we started with was absolutely delicious. Since good things come in small sizes, we ordered their signature Chocolate & Macaroon Pizza Margherita. Consisting of mozzarella cheese, sundried tomatoes, and mushrooms with rocca on top, this small pizza is not for sharing if you’re a true pizza lover.
Chicken Panini, Rose Pasta, Penne Arabiata, and Halloum Panini were perfect additions to our already amused taste buds. Next in line were the desserts, which I advise all of you to leave lots of room for. Mini brownies. Bliss comes in bite-sized goodies; with the perfectly sized dollop of ice-cream on top, the brownies were adorably delicious. Soufflé, in my book, is the hardest dessert to master; but Chocolate & Macaroon have perfected the art of creating a chocolate soufflé. Fluffy, airy, and light, your spoon sinks in giving you a little shot of joy with every mouthful. The ‘Bomb’ which is best described as a chocolate and caramel explosion, though consisting of ice-cream, is served warm and its consistency is firm and texture, smooth. The grand finale came in the form of assorted flavors of macaroons, fresh and tantalizing, and a chocolate pizza slice with milk, dark, and white chocolate buttons. If you’re a fan of good food, you’ll enjoy Chocolate & Macaroon, it’s so much more than a dessert place.
Chocolate & Macaroon is located: Ground floor of Arraya Center, for reservations please call 2299 7919. Julaiaa, Saleh Shehab Resort.