For those with a sweet tooth, there are few more heav­enly des­ti­na­tions than The Mu­lia, Mu­lia Re­sort & Vil­las Nusa Dua, Bali

Exquisite Taste - - Contents - By Amanda Lux­ford

The al­lur­ing scent of su­gar and spice and all things nice brought us to Mu­lia Deli and The Cafe’s dessert room at The Mu­lia, Mu­lia Re­sort & Vil­las Nusa Dua, Bali where our sweet dreams came true.

While for many in­dulging in a taste of the sweet things in life may be a guilty plea­sure, Mu­lia Bali fully em­braces the sweet life with new lev­els of cre­ativ­ity and so­phis­ti­ca­tion.

The scent of su­gar, spices and choco­late will draw you into The Cafe's dessert room, which is ac­tu­ally two rooms, and de­servedly so. As you en­ter the an­techam­ber your eye will, with­out doubt, be drawn to the vast ice cream counter – a ro­tat­ing cir­cle with a ver­i­ta­ble bounty of ice creams made in house. The creamy con­coc­tions in­clude favourites such as straw­berry yuzu cheese­cake, salted caramel brownie, as well as a tra­di­tional In­done­sian es puter. Fresh fruit sor­bets are also well rep­re­sented with mango, pas­sion fruit, orange and guava al­ways pop­u­lar choices. A choco­late foun­tain with chunks of cake, straw­ber­ries and marsh­mal­lows stands along­side the ice cream, with bis­cuits and meringues all tempt­ing the palate.

The choice in the main dessert room can be quite over­whelm­ing, with à la minute options avail­able at each end and two full glass-fronted dis­play cases show­ing com­pact, two-bite sized cakes and desserts, mean­ing you don't need to worry if you can't make up your mind and want to try sev­eral! We are es­pe­cially fond of the nutella panna cotta, although the apri­cot choco­late ver­sion is also very good, as is the ap­ple crum­ble, ex­otic white mousse and Val­rhona Ji­vara choco­late mousse with vanilla cre­meux; in fact, mak­ing a de­ci­sion in the dessert room is sweet tor­ture!

As ac­cess to the dessert room comes ei­ther with one of The Cafe's brunches or with its stylish and in­dul­gent af­ter­noon tea, guests are sure to be sub­limely happy.

If you pre­fer to en­joy your sweet de­lights at home, then visit Mu­lia Bali's equally won­der­ful Mu­lia Deli, which has an­other se­lec­tion of cakes, pas­tries and desserts that

are so de­lec­ta­ble you may want to just move in. It is here that you can fully ap­pre­ci­ate the in­cred­i­ble artistry and cre­ative tal­ents of the Mu­lia's pas­try team.

Ev­ery­thing looks ex­quis­ite, with rows of richly dec­o­rated choux buns and éclairs com­ing in a mind-bog­gling ar­ray of tastes; we can never re­sist the caramel ones cov­ered in pecans, or the del­i­cate cit­rus scent of the yuzu éclairs.

Mean­while, the cakes come in in­di­vid­ual, small and large sizes and are im­mac­u­lately dec­o­rated with flavours as di­verse as co­conut pan­dan, choco­late fudge, cheese­cake and hazel­nut St. Honore. Spe­cific cre­ations for spe­cial events and monthly spe­cials are al­ways eye-catch­ing, such as the Bastille Day spe­cial Apri­cot and Caramel cake dec­o­rated in the colours of the French flag.

For spe­cial events, in­clud­ing wed­dings, ask the chefs to make you your own unique cake. Pick the flavour, give them a pho­to­graph of your pre­ferred design and wait for their tal­ented hands to do the rest. From a gor­geous, fully ed­i­ble flower bas­ket to the lat­est designer hand­bag, a bou­quet of flow­ers to an em­broi­dered lace cush­ion, the only limit is your imag­i­na­tion.

The chefs' light hands and in­tu­itive touch, along with a free reign to make cre­ative mas­ter­pieces, mean all those who de­light in dessert, as well as many who were pre­vi­ously in­dif­fer­ent, are sure to make Mu­lia Bali a reg­u­lar stop in their diary.


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