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Fruitful Pursuit

Scorching summers or crisp winters,a dessert is something which is always difficult to resist after a hearty meal

This summer,indulge in your favourite desserts with an extra touch of fruits

Scorching summers or crisp winters,a dessert is something which is always difficult to resist after a hearty meal. A full cobbler or the light meringues,a sumptuous meal is always incomplete without desserts. In summers,add fruits to it,and it becomes a double delight,with the added benefit of being healthy. With the mercury levels reaching higher and higher,here are five places where you can indulge in your favourite delicacies without worrying about putting up any extra calories.

Exotic Mixed Fruit Gâteau

Shockolaah,Wanowrie

This French dessert is as exotic as its name. The recipe involves the layering of the sponge with cream and finally the top is glazed with exotic fruits. The restaurant has added a twist to the traditional recipe. “We add glazed jellies to the cream and approximately 12-14 exotic fruits are chopped and layered on the cake,” says Chef Vishal Lilani of the establishment. From fruit trifle puddings to the tropical cheesecakes,the restaurant has a large variety to choose from. A hot favourite amongst all the people is the Shock-o-la,also the speciality of the restaurant. It is a Mexican dark chocolate cake layered with exotic fruits and covered with a chocolate fence. One spoonful of this sinister combination of dark chocolate and fruits,and you’ll be hooked forever.

Drunken Fruit and Pisang Gorang

All Stir Fry,E-Square

Head in to this restaurant for an ultimate fruity experience. The one of its kind Pisang Gorang is an Indonesian dessert made up of banana pieces fried in caramelized sugar and served with ice cream. Another popular dessert is the Drunken Fruit,which consists of assorted fruits steeped in cointreau,an orange liqueur. It is an excellent choice for those who would like to step a bit out of line and mix alcohol with fruits. “We take pride in serving Oriental desserts which are least explored dishes of the cuisine,” says Sameer Samel,manager. Other hot favourites are the fruit pancakes,lychee and date pancakes.

Fruit Carpaccio

Stone Water Grill,Koregaon Park

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Fruit Carpaccio is the thinly sliced fruit salad. Replete with pineapples,oranges,kiwis,apples,and several other fruits,this Italian dessert is extremely healthy with a very low count of fat in it. “Guests like this dessert a lot,” says Prakash Khatioda,service associate at the lounge. “With all the taste and health guaranteed,Fruit Carpaccio is the perfect way to end the meal on a sweet note.”

Fruit Mousse and Soufflé

Cakes and More,The Seasons Hotel,Aundh

No list of desserts is ever complete without a mention of French pâtisseries. Some of the best and most exotic French desserts include seasonally selected fruits in them. Mousse,soufflé,croissants and éclairs usually define the French delights. “Cheesecakes,mousse,tarts and pies are the most popular with customers. We serve soufflé made up of almost all types of fruits. Strawberry mousse and mango mousse are in high demand,” says Chef Siddharth Gaikwad.

Fresh Apple Cobbler

Hard Rock Café,Koregaon Park

“The Fresh Apple Cobbler is one of the first dishes from the original menu,when the first Hard Rock Café started,” says Tushar Bhatt,general manager of Hard Rock Café. Made with a huge helping of fruits,this dessert is indeed a legend in itself. “The uniqueness of the fresh apple cobbler served here is that whether you go to HRC Singapore,London or anywhere else,the dessert tastes the same everywhere,” adds Bhatt. Another fruity dessert that you can gorge upon at HRC is the New York style Strawberry Cheesecake. Filled with rich Graham cracker crust and topped with rich strawberry sauce,it is also one of the most popular desserts in the café.