Hands up chocoholics! Have you been to Steven ter Horst yet?! If you haven’t, I suggest you get cracking!
Taken from their website, ‘Steven ter Horst combines the best ingredients South Australia has to offer with the highest quality Belgian chocolate‘, and that, they do! This place is definitely for you, but get in early to ensure a seat as there is very limited seats. 🙂
The shop is small, decor is simple with a few eye catching decor pieces. There is a sofa area by the front shop window, and a long display corner on the side of the room housing all the delectable chocolate truffles. Towards the back of the shop houses a display of chocolate cakes that has my name written all over it alongside the counter and coffee machine. 🙂
Check out these beauties (take note these are from 2 visits. Within the same week! :))!
Raspberry nectar tea; $5.50 for a pot for 2
Cute little hour glass to let us know when the tea is infused. A very nice touch!
White ginger pear tea; $5.50 for a pot for 2
Salted caramel truffle tart – layer of rich chocolate ganache over salted caramel; $5.90
The tart was pretty good although I would have liked another element to play up the textures and taste – a scoop of vanilla ice cream would have been enough. The ganache is rich and decadent with hints of salted caramel throughout. The tart is slightly crumby, buttery with a nice crunch contrasting with the velvety smooth chocolate.
Blackberry layered: chocolate sponge, white chocolate cream, vanilla pain de gêne, blackberry gelee and chocolate creameux; $7.70
Hazelnut heaven: hazelnut praline mousse, currants in calvados bavarose with crunchy hazelnut base; $7.70
The blackberry layered was… SO. GOOD. The combination of textures, the smooth white chocolate cream and the hint of sweet blackberry gelee keeps the dessert surprisingly light.
Same goes with the hazelnut heaven! SO. GOOD. I sound like a broken record, but damn, this was good and heavenly and chocolatey! Not overly sweet, just perfect. The crunchy hazelnut base was such a delight as well. YUM YUM!
Can’t wait to go get my chocolate fix again! 🙂