Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Eat to Love, Love to Eat
Casanova is said to have braced himself with oysters and a cup of chocolate before venturing into a lady's boudoir.
The Aztec emperor Montezuma drank 50 glasses of honey-sweetened chocolate each day to sustain his virility.
Early American settlers—their Puritan heritage notwithstanding—consumed dandelion weed to cure impotence.
Throughout the centuries, food and drink have been used to enhance a person's allure, increase fertility and improve vitality. Today, evidence that this practice is still followed is shown by star-crossed lovers who wittingly or unwittingly treat themselves to decadent aphrodisiacs.
And for amorous souls and food connoisseurs alike, the selection of treats from Delifrance--the premiere European styled café in the region are especially designed to ignite love this Valentines season with their Valentines offering.
Take the Delifrance Flaming Choco Lava Cake, aptly named by virtue of the chocolate which deliciously trickles through when cut. While a definitive treat to all sweet-tooths, the chocolate in this cake is said to contain phenylethylamine – the substance in the brain which according to psychiatrist Michael Liebowitz “stimulates romance and goes up when we meet the right person.” Aside from igniting romance, the Flaming Choco Lava Cake is all fired up once served—literally.
To temper the decadent sweetness of this tempting dessert, Delifrance also ushers in the savory infusion of flavors from the Pomodoro Angel Hair. The spices used in the making of this dish, most notably garlic and basil, have a reputation to “ignite the passions” with its high protein and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) component. Of course, these spices when combined with special angel hair pasta, tomatoes, olive oil and other spices come together to produce a delicious epicurean treat.
Just like all Delifrance products, the Flaming Choco Lava Cake and Pomodoro Angel Hair are made with a lot of loving. Both are delicately prepared and made only from the freshest ingredients and premium flour – definitely ingrained within the tradition of quality that Delifrance has been recognized for the whole world over.
With these treats from Delifrance, the age-old adage “the way to love is through the stomach” might just be affirmed once again.
For questions and inquiries, please contact the Main Office at 642-0021. Visit Delifrance branches at AIM Conference Center, Greenbelt, Insular Life Bldg, RCBC Plaza, SM Makati, Ayala Tower 1, Valero Makati, Zeta Building Legazpi Village Makati, Robinsons Ermita, Festival Supermall, Alabang Town Center, Shell Southbound, Shell Northbound, SM Mall of Asia, The Podium, C5 Libis, St. Luke's, and Greenhills Theater Mall.