We all know and love Italian food for their rich and hearty meals. But what will happen when you add chocolate to the mix and serve them as a main course? We experience Foodgasm as La Cucina previewed their May special in cooperation with Hard Rock Bali annual event.
Chocolate is an incredibly popular food product that millions indulge in every day, thanks to its unique, rich, and sweet taste. There are also a number of benefits associated with eating chocolate. Thus, the chefs at La Cucina Italiana at The Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel dedicate May for their Chocolate creations.
The first one we try is the Eggplant Caponata with chocolate polenta. From the first look, it looks like a regular eggplant dishes. Caponata is a Sicilian sweet and sour version of ratatouille. Because eggplant absorbs flavors like a sponge, it’s particularly good in such a pungent dish. What makes this dish different is the chocolate polenta served with a drizzle of white chocolate. The savory mix with sweet is heavenly.
The second dish is the tasty dark chocolate jelly in Cauliflower Risotto. The risotto is a regular cauliflower risotto, leaving us with a beautiful flavour of cheese and stock and all the richness. The cauliflower adds a nice texture to it. Then they add the chocolate jelly on to of it. At first we dont know what to do with it. It looks funky. But as we add that dark chocolate gravy to the risotto, it is like an explosion of flavours in our mouth. Well done, La Cucina.
Last but not least, is the sweet savory Chocolate Lasagna. Even the name sounds interesting. Dig in that cheesy top and into the layers, and you’ll taste a normal lasagna, but with chocolate instead of the ussual creamy filling. Then you’ll have your second bite, and you wouldn’t want to stop. We love it!
During the Foodgasm event with Hard Rock FM Radio Bali, we had the first try. However, you can taste these delicious chocolate menu all through May at La Cucina Italiana at The Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel.
For further information and reservations, please contact ext. 88004
The Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Jalan Kartika Plaza, South Kuta Beach