The one thing that takes Dessert bars up a notch is the use of chef signage. From our previous visits, we had decided to return to THEORY only and only for a signature dessert date. From an array of creme brulees, mousses and ice creams among many other desserts, we requested for a passionfruit and salted caramelised popcorn Mousse and the French Chocolate Cremeux. Desserts at Theory are a scrummy collection of delicious innovation that tempts you to eat more than one. In fact, our caramel-y popcorn flavoured mousse and rich European bittersweet Chocolate Cremeux, already had us scheming our next culinary escapade at THEORY.
Dessert Only Date at Theory in South Mumbai
Desserts can be quite a lavish affair at this downtown European lounge bar in South Mumbai. Not only, do you get the luxury of spoiling yourself to Europe’s best desserts, but also, amble around and enjoy the ambience. Our dense French Chocolate Cremeux was a deliciously-creamy chocolate pudding with a creative twist. Served with chocolate crumble, this Cremeux (translates as creamy in French) is the smoothest hazelnut mousse I have tasted in town. Inquisitive, we asked the Chef, “What’s the secret?” and he smiled back at us with just two words -“light mass and little finesse.”
About the second dessert of the evening, I don’t even know if any other restaurant in Mumbai serves ‘deconstructed’ Passionfruit and caramelised popcorn Mousse. This exquisite dessert is far more complicated than it appears on the plate. For starters, its constructed from gooey raspberry jelly, passion fruit curd, cocoa nibs, cocoa tuile, and coconut ice cream. After that, it releases the essence of a deconstructed popcorn Mousse with a sprinkle of sea salt. They say, “desserts must be as indulgent as possible” and from our experience, Theory is where we would like to have just one more bite. That, to us, is ultimate happiness!
No matter what cuisine you are devouring, it all comes down to the epic dessert feast. While I love classic sundaes, churros and pies, its the remarkable low-sugar options at Theory that take the cake lavishly.