Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mini Foodventure #133: A touch of sweets and bubbles at POP -- again (Pasadena)

seeking a sugary final note to a weeknight out, not having to worrying about DUIing since I Metro'd my way around town -- I revisited one of my favorite local sparkly-sweet stop: POP Champagne & Dessert Bar, where I'm no stranger of . . .

The menu has evolved a bit since its beginning days, but I still love the variety of desserts and bubblies (particularly the large selection of the latter available by the glass!) This time around I opted for a lighter sweet and a more eccentric glass of sparkling:

Strawberry crepes w rose petal ice cream ($7) - while not particularly photogenic, these certainly tasted refined and elegant - the freshly made crepes were still warm and surprisingly firm and toothy despite sitting in all that caramelly sauce. Round it off with some ripe strawberries and a wonderfully perfumed ice cream (topped with candied rose petals, classy!) and out comes a very sexy, romantic dessert.
Sparkling Wine
Feeling drinkventurous, I simply chose a bubbly that's on the sweeter side to complement the crepes, and my selection was way better than I imagined; the Dezzani Brachetto d'Acqui ($10) an Italian late-harvest sparkling red that had a kiss of sugar but bursting with berry aromas w a tinge of flowers, totally complementing my dessert. Definitely love at first taste.

Even as I stepped out from this session of bites and sips, I'm already looking forward to my return visit here; knowing how often my sweet tooth jaws act up, I have a feeling it won't be too long. And maybe get a group to come along too so we can take advantage of their Thursday special (33% off all bottles.)

POP Champagne & Dessert Bar
33 E. Union St.
(626) 795-1295
POP Champagne & Dessert Bar in Los Angeles
POP Champagne Bar on Urbanspoon


Exile Kiss said...

Hi H.C.,

Thanks for the great post. :) Another reminder from you that I need to stop by and visit this place the next time I'm visiting friends in Pasadena. The Strawberry & Rose Petals sound delicious.

sonnywilliam said...

Sweets for my feet
Sugar for my heart...
What can I eat?
You can eat my shoes.
Is it high in calories?
Only if it's got chocolate.
So I won't eat...
my shoes.
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When I was a kid, we were studying different countries and Germany was one of them. One of the kids mom was German and she made a black forest cake. I remember it being super chocolaty - like a brownie but fluffy like a cake. It had a raspberry filling with just a chocolate glaze. I remember it tasting like nothing I ever had before.
I also make my husband a German chocolate cake for his birthday (not German of course, just the name of the chocolate used in it) i make i from scratch and it is so rich and good.
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Maggy | Showers said...


I love that word!


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