Café Mangii in the Powai has usually been the attraction for food and drinks out there. On the 8th July 2017, they had conducted a bloggers meet where they introduced a few new dessert items along with a special menu for the bloggers meet. The main aim of the meet was the new dessert menu by their very talented pastry chef who’s not only presentation skills caught our eyes, but also the combination of ingredients used in the desserts were quite unique.
We started off with the mocktails, the appetizers, the mains and the desserts in the end. If it were on me, I would have gone with the desserts first.
The mocktails served were November breeze and Strawberry & Guava cooler.The November breeze seemed more of a summer drink and Cooler more of a winter drink. Where the presentation was on point, the drinks well served the purpose as refreshing mocktails.
Starting from the appetizers, they had two of each veg and non veg respectively. Among the veg starters we had the baked cottage cheese and bruschetta assorted. The cottage cheese was baked with pesto sauce and I loved how soft and bouncy the cottage cheese was. The assorted bruschettas had the toasts on which the ingredients were in an assorted manner. There were 2 toasts- one had the slightly fried mushrooms and the other toast had tomatoes, capsicum and lives on it. My favorite was the mushrooms as though lightly fries, it tasted very good. For the non veg starters we had Cajun Creola chicken pizza and Fusilli mamarosa with chicken. The fusilli mamarosa was fusilli pasta in tomato sauce with tangy taste and huge chunks of chicken. The Cajun Creola Chicken pizza was 12 inch thin crust chicken pizza with mushrooms as the toppings along with the pizzas.
Now coming to the section which you’ll must be eagerly waiting for. Yes, the dessert section. Grab on tight as we take you to the sweet journey.
The apple crumble was served in a glass where you can see the multiple layers it was made up of. The multiple layers were the Flambé apple, some dry fruits crushed into small pieces, almond crumble and apple chips. As you take one spoon, you are supposed to grab all the layers at one to get the best taste of it.
Nutella Surprise crunch
Well who doesn’t love Nutella? And its never a harm to eat Nutella in any other form. The hazelnut cake with milk chocolate mousse on top and decorated with caramelized hazelnut. It just wasn’t a treat to the eyes, but also was a treat to the taste buds. The mousse along with the hazelnut creameux really complimented each other.
Mocha Fudge Cake
All the coffee lovers, here is the real bomb for you’ll. The mocha fudge cake had 2 types of desserts in itself. One of the mocha cake on which the mocha bomb was sandwiched with a chocolate layer on top and whipped cream to add cherry to the cake. A total paradise for dessert lovers, isn’t it? The fudge cake overall had a complete taste of mocha but not too much as it would take away the sweetness. But I loved how they kept the sweetness level to a point yet maintaining the mocha flavor.
My favorite dessert over here is the molleux as it reminds me a bit about the sizzling brownie with ice cream but it challenged that concept and made a better version out of it. The base of molleux is a classic French buttery chocolate biscuit that comes with vanilla ice cream on top. The biscuit was hot and buttery, and as you take a bite with the ice cream, the combination of hot and cold melts in your mouth like butter. The amount of sweetness was just perfect and the hot & cold combination is the classic yet the best combination.
At first I thought it was a regular tiramisu but when I tasted it I realized its no regular tiramisu but the tiramisu had alcohol infused in it. What a unique combination of classic tiramisu with a solid chocolate as a base and a pinch of alcohol infused in it.
Overall, if you’re looking for a place to chill with your group or squad with a beautiful ambiance and absolutely friendly staff, this is the place you should go for. Located besides the Powai Lake the place is perfect for a date night, family lunch and squad drinks.
ADDRESS- 3, Transocean house, hiranandani business park, powai