The Regency hotel has recently added to their list of gourmet food outlets,their very own pastry store which carries a variety of desserts from cakes to fancy,creative cakes.
The Regency Gourmet, as the new store is known, is located inside the hotel adjacent to the lobby. It also carries exclusive flavored Olive oil including the the new tea trend; flower blossom tea and naturally flavored teas.
What attracted me the most about is is that, I don’t have to to sit and have my sweets at the hotel, I can call and order in advance and it will be ready for me to pick up and leave. My favorite choices have to be the red velvet,Opera Cake and Black forest cake which has to be cracked open like an egg!
The prices are surprisingly reasonable for a place like The Regency Hotel.
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Remember the Italian chocolate-specialized cafe and restaurant, Cioccolati Italiani, that was originally planned to open at AlHamra Luxury Center, but shifted to The Avenues Phase 3? I saw it opened last night opposite to The Cheesecake Factory. They said the grand opening will be in two weeks. Cioccolati Italiani is all about chocolate, everything has chocolate mix with it one way or another. Additionally, they serve a wide variety of gelato.
I’ll make sure to pass by sometime this week and try it out to get my full impression.
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I came across The East India Company at the Grand Avenues (opposite T Lounge in The Souk),I had heard about their coffee and chocolates from a friend who suggested I stop by to give it a try.
I tried the chocolates and some of their coffee and was impressed by them. The service inside was great, usually when I have gone to such shops I have found the sales assistants not to be well informed about their products.
I must mention that their prices are a little bit on the steep side but for great coffee I though it was worth it. I recommend you try the St Helena coffee.
Their chocolates and packaging are hand made and their coffee is delicious and smells good. As a big lover of coffee, I tasted a distinct difference in taste compared to the other coffee cafes and also coffee stores that I had previously bought my coffee from.
I tried various chocolates from them including their drinking chocolates and I loved the chocolate truffles as well as the latte chocolates.
They have other products in the store like tea accessories,green tea from China as well as a floral green tea!
All their products are exclusive to them here in Kuwait.
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I know you are all going to probably kill me for this post but I couldn’t help myself but share this amazing little place I have discovered. A family friend of ours came over for Futoor last night and he brought along with him a whole range of deserts. Cakes, rice crispies, za’atar sticks, coffee sweets, etc. Now, I am not usually a sweet-tooth but I think I may have found my new addiction: Sugar & Spice.
I didn’t try everything, I only tried the rice crispies and the Red Velvet Cheese Cake. The rice crispies were really good, crunchy but moist at the same time. The cake was phenomenal but way too heavy for my liking.
I was thinking though how nowadays everything new that is opening is all about food! Even the home businesses, its either deserts or appetizers or anything to do with food! And the problem is, you can only have one too many cookies or cupcakes! They have all become the same to me. I guess there really is nothing better to do in Kuwait than eat!
Anyways, back to the point… Sugar & Spice is a must try and they recently just opened in Salmiya, right across from AUK. I recommend, the red velvet cheese cake. Go for it, indulge.
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After a long exhausting working day I decided to use Gulf street to head back home and next to The Palms Hotel I saw Arabella Project was just opened, this European styled touristic project took so long but it’s finally open. So I decided to park my car and take a quick stroll around it to see what’s opening. As I said in my previous post back in December 2012 the 8,000+ Sq. meter touristic project takes the style of a European architecture with many retail stores, restaurants, cafe’s, Spa & Beauty and sports bar.
The restaurants that were opened so far include:
Le Relais de l’Entrecote
There were many other opening soon restaurants including:
The Cheesecake Factory
Long Horn Steak House
Long Horn Steak House
I also came to know that Deer&Dear, Toni&Guy among many other shops and restaurants are also going to open gradually. I suspect Arabella would look great during spring times when the weather is cool and during the evening. Though my only disappointment regards the small parking area, I heard there will be a basement parking but I’m not sure.
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Mango season is here! Every year I wait this season (May & June) to enjoy a wide range of ripe delicious mango fruit. The Co-Op Societies, LuLu Hypermarket, Géant, Carrefour and supermarkets are all stuffed with fresh mango. My favorite of all time is undoubtedly the Indian Alphonso, which is considered as one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor.
I got myself a box of Alphonso mango which has over a week shelf life. I make sure to pick the slightly green ones to extend the shelf life. I find mango a tasty yet healthy replacement for processed full of sugars and saturated fats chocolates, where deliciousness isn’t sacrificed. Speaking of calories, I read that Alphonso mango weighing around 100g has 66 calories only, amazing! That’s quarter the calories in say a Snickers Bar (270 calories). Also it has really low total fat and almost zero sodium and cholesterol, plus it contains vitamins A and C, B6, folate, potassium in addition to other essential nutrients, and to top it off, some protein. How can I just not fall in love with mango? Sorry Banana.
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I was told by a friend that the latest addition to popcorn shops in Kuwait, Hunch Gourmet Popcorn, has opened in Kuwait City just next to Pizza Napulttana. So now we got Popcornopolis, Let’s Popcorn, Mates Popcorn, Garrret Popcorn and Hunch Popcorn.
I haven’t yet tried so I can neither judge the tastiness of their popcorn nor their prices. Any tried it yet to share with us his/her opinion? My friend says they are open from 6:00pm till 10:00pm.
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Just like kids, sometimes the adult mind wonders about many things. We often always have a different perception of how things are really done but in reality, our perception is almost always wrong. Take the Kitco bag that I found with two crumbs inside, all I see in a chips pack is the chips and the pack. Did you know that this one pack of potato chips which costs 50 fils in the baqala, takes quite an amount of time to make and we buy it for nothing and consume it within seconds? Kitco factory gave me the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes and I wanted to share it with all of you because maybe then, we will start looking at things way differently. Read the rest of this post »
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