I’d give up desserts, but I’m no quitter. I’m a dessert addict, consequently I’m always seeking the best desserts.
It’s been more than 2 years since I first set foot in Luce at the Hilton Trinidad and I keep going back again and again. “Why?” you may ask. Well the answer to that is simple, the desserts! Sure, this restaurant checks off the other things like great food, ambiance, excellent service and even spectacular views of the Queen’s Park Savannah; but, when it comes to my sweet tooth they’ve got something no matter the craving. There’s a wide variety for the chocolate lover, the cheesecake buff, the fruity fiend and the ice cream enthusiast.
It was a difficult task to choose but these are my top picks so far from the desserts of Luce.
Blood Orange Mascarpone
A sponge cake base, topped with blood orange mascarpone mousse. My previous experiences with desserts that boasted of an orange flavour have been more often than not, disappointing; but for me, this Blood Orange Mascarpone lives up to its name. There’s a very bold orange flavour and if you’re like me, your sweet tooth says, “Order another!”
Love chocolate and hazelnut combos? Well, this pyramid shaped dessert is a definite delight. It’s a chocolate mousse with a crunchy chocolate and hazelnut centre, all set on a chocolate cake base. Seriously, what’s not to love?
A triple layered chocolate cake with a creamy chocolate filling topped with chocolate shavings served with chocolate sauce. This dessert is full of one thing and that’s decadent chocolate. This slice is large enough to share but it’s perfectly acceptable to indulge and be selfish with this cake. #truestory
Black and white Chocolate Soufflé
Delightful chocolate cake with a rich white chocolate centre. Stick your spoon in and watch the creamy white chocolate come oozing out. This yin yang chocolate dessert is nothing short of heavenly.
“Ehh, what’s up Doc?” I’ll confess as a child Bugs Bunny was the reason that I willingly ate carrots. Years later, carrots remain my favourite vegetable, having them in a cake is even better! Luce serves a moist and perfectly spiced carrot cake with a rich cream cheese frosting. Yummy!
A serving of vanilla and chocolate gelato separated by a layer of sliced almonds all of which are covered in a chocolate shell. It is an excellent choice, though this one is not a personal favourite, only because I really dislike almonds. The gelato and the chocolate are so good that it certainly sways me to overlook the almonds. Sometimes I’ll ask a friend to order it and I’ll steal a couple bites that hasn’t touched the almonds.
Desserts are priced at TTD$70 (approximately USD$12). The dessert menu has evolved a bit over time but, I’m on a critical mission to try them all.
Current mission status: 4 desserts pending, Lemon Blueberry Crumb Cheesecake, Chocolate Fondant, Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake. There’s also a Fruitcake which is a new and part of the Christmas menu. I’ll report back soon with updates on the mission.
Have you tried the desserts of Luce? What’s your favourite dessert? I’d love to hear from you!