Summer has finally arrived. And so has the time to gorge on Ice cream. Just in time, the popular Swiss ice cream Mövenpick has finally comes to New Delhi with the launch of its Ice Cream kiosk at Select City Walk, Saket.
Founded in 1961, Mövenpick can now be found in over 300 boutiques throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. The USP here is that all Mövenpick products are made in Switzerland without artificial additives, flavourings or colours.
So deciding to swap lunch for lots of ice cream (a childhood fantasy come true), I visit the Mövenpick kiosk for an ice cream tasting session. To start with, the manager Komal suggests I familiarize myself with all flavours, one plastic spoon at a time. By the time I have tasted the twelfth ice cream, my mind is a muddle. All ice creams are smooth and good. Broadly they are chocolaty sweet, milky sweet and fruity tart.
I am now ready for ice cream dishes. The first one that I choose is crème caramel obsession (Rs 525), a sumptuous plate with piping hot pancakes drizzled with caramel syrup and accompanied by caramel ice cream. It is a good combination. I do not enjoy the maple walnut indulgence (Rs 575) as much because the waffles it features though crisp on the outside are hard inside. New Zealand sundae (Rs 410) obviously features Kiwifruit as the main star, with vanilla and black currant ice cream scoops, and topped with kiwi sauce, meringue and mint leaves. What I like most about this is that it is not sweet, but fruity pleasant. Mini cone with cappuccino Ice cream (Rs 120) has the freshly baked cone as the hero.
Coming to the drinks, the lemon lime sparkling sorbet (Rs 275) is a refreshing hit of Vitamin C. Café macchiato (Rs 95) has some excellent coffee beans going into it.
With around 50 ice cream boutiques coming up all over India in the next three years, soon you are likely to discover a Mövenpick in your neighbourhood. Just don’t be too shocked at the prices!
Meal for two: Rs. 800 | Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes | Home Delivery: No