Fancy brunch in Chocolato

How do you like coupons? I love coupons, I am very happy when I can get stuff for free or cheaper as usual. So when I saw a cupon for a “Luxurious brunch in Gent” I had to get it. This luxurious brunch took place in Chocolato. This is a chocolate shop and coffee place, but apart from that they also give different chocolate related (duh!) workshops. I was very excited about it and this time Laurens sacrificed his free time to join me (it didn’t go without his comments though “You do know I’m only doing that for you!?” and the like). But not even Mr. Grinch can ruin my excitement before a brunch. After it, it’s a different story and that day the culprit of my annoyance was extremely strong front wind when cycling home (FYI this is a constant mood breaker in my life).

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So vam všeč kuponi? Jaz jih obožujem, cenejši nakupi in še posebno zastonj stvari so mi vedno všeč. Zato sem, ko sem videla kupon za “Luksuzni brunch v Gentu”, le-tega takoj naročila. Ta brunch je bil v Chocolatu, čokoladnici in kavarni, kjer med drugim organizirajo tudi različne čokoladne (kaj pa drugega) delavnice. Bila sem navdušena, kot kaksen majhen psiček, ko mu nameniš nekaj pozornosti, tokrat je bil Laurens tisti “ta pozoren”, ki je zame žrtvoval svoj prosti čas. In kljub razno raznim komentarjem tipa – “Saj veš, da to počnem le zate!?”, mi gospod Grinch ni mogel uničiti veselja pred brunchem. Po njem se je odvijala drugačna zgodba, saj me je veter v nasprotni smeri vožnje, med kolesarjenju proti domu, fanj razburil (v informacijo – taki dogodki, so neprestan ubijalec dobre volje v mojem življenju).

Chocolato view
But anyway, the wind was in my back when going to the centre so no worries. The chocolate shop/coffee house/breakfast and brunch place is located in one of the best spots in Ghent, just on St. Michael’s bridge and with its big windows it’s perfect for people watching. It was a “luxurious” brunch so when we arrived we could have some cava, but for me drinking that before 12 a.m. is just too weird so I passed on that, I gladly took a glass of fresh orange juice instead. When we were seated we had to wait for the chef to come to our table and “invite” us to have breakfast/brunch.

Chocolato apero
Kakorkoli, na poti proti brunchu sem imela hrbtni veter in bila sem brez skrbi. Čokoladnica/kavarna/zajtrkovalnica se nahaja na eni najboljših lokacij v Gentu, prav na mostu Sv. Miheca (St. Michael), in je s svojimi velikimi okni kot nalašč za opazovanje mimoidočih. Ker je to bil “luksuzni” brunch, so nama ob prihodu ponudili šampanjec, ker pa se mi zdi pitje alkohola pred 12 uro precej čudno, sva mehurčke zamenjala za sveže stisnjeni pomarančni sok. Ko so naju posedli, sva morala počakati na glavnega čokoladarja, da naju pride “povabit” k zajtrku. 

Chocolato brunch
Sweet raisin bread devils-3
It looked very promising, but then we got to the food. The selection was good, with different cured meats, salmon, cheeses and other brunchy stuff, but some of the things were quite disapointing. The croissants were overbaked and because of that – dry, the raising roll as well, when I asked for a soft boiled egg, I got a hard boiled egg, then we got dessert and I got excited because I saw macaroons, but they were dry and such was my mood after them. The only things that I really liked were some kind of yogurt parfait with passion fruit and apricots and delicious pear and praline jam.

Sweet raisin bread devils-2
Vse skupaj je izgledalo precej vzpodbudno, potem pa sva prišla do hrane. Izbira je bila dobra, ne me narobe razumet, imeli so vsega – od salam, sirov, lososa in ostalih standardnih stvari za zajtrk, a nekatere stvari so me razočarale. Rogljički so bili preveč pečeni in zaradi tega suhi, prav tako polžki z rozinami, ko sem naročila mehko kuhano jajce, sem dobila trdo kuhano, ko sva dobila sladico, sem bila za trenutek prijetno presenečena, ko sem videla makrone, presenečenje pa se je hitro spremenilo v razočaranje, ko sem vanje ugriznila, saj so bili ti izredno suhi in neokusni. Edini stvari, ki sta mi bili res všeč, sta bili nekakšna jogurtova sladica s pasjonko in marelicami ter marmelada s hurško in pralinejem. 

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I am so glad that I didn’t pay a full price for this, because it would be waaay overpriced. I actually couldn’t even find a price for a buffet brunch, but if I see that their breakfast menu, that includes most of the things we got for brunch (just not all you can eat), costs 30 euros, I can imagine that the brunch would cost minimum that amount, but probably more. On my opinion Chocolato is not worth going to for a breakfast, but it is still a nice place to go for a drink or maybe chocolate with crickets (if that is what you fancy). 

Until next time! K.

Sweet raisin bread devils-4
Veseli me, da za brunch nisem plačala polne cene, saj bi ga verjetno preplačala. Po pravici povedano sploh ne vem kakšna je polna cena tega bruncha ampak, če pogledam na njihov zajtrk meni, ki vključuje večino stvari, ki sva jih dobila za brunch (in ne količine po želji), vidim, da ta stane 30 evrov. Posledično, lahko sklepamo, da je polna cena bruncha vsaj tolikšna, a po vsej verjetnosti celo višja. Po mojem mnenju Chocolato ni vreden obiska za zajtrk, je pa kljub vsemu prijetna lokacija za popoldansko kavico (za katero ne morem jamčit, da je dobra) ali pa morda za nakup čokolade s črički (če vam je to po godu).

Do naslednjič! K.

2 comments

  1. mogoče sta pa samo vidva dobila presušene dobrote, ker sta bila na “bone” ?!

    1. Ne pa ne, ker je buffet za vse isti.

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