Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sommelier Wine Flights at The Cake Club

A glass of wine and an indulgent dessert. I was always curious about pairing wine with dessert, and doing it right. Now you can ditch the complex guesswork, and leave the often mysterious process of pairing wine and dessert with the experts. The Cake Club, in collaboration with Sommelier Selection, introduces Sommelier Wine Flights, a unique dessert experience.   

Indulgent desserts and a selection of premium wines, all in one place. Diamond Hotel's The Cake Club offers some of the best and elegantly crafted desserts at Bonifacio High Street, with its extensive line of exclusive and signature creations.

Partnering with Sommelier Selection, The Cake Club's latest offering takes dessert to the next level, and having dessert at The Cake Club becomes an experience like no other.

Sommelier Selection carries the widest selection of French wines in the Philippines, specializing in independent boutique wineries from France and Italy. Sommelier Selection's portfolio represents the best of France and Italy, and a unique perspective on the diversity of artisanal wines. From July 1 to August 31, 2013,Sommelier Selection partners with selected restaurants in the metro, including Diamond Hotel's The Cake Club.

And with The Cake Club's signature desserts, here's a rundown on the recommended pairings...

The Cake Club's Danielle, a sugarless white chocolate raspberry cheesecake is paired with Clos Des Verdots Moelleux, a sweet and fruity white from Southwest France. Smooth and silky, the sweet wine completes the rich and creamy cheesecake's flavors with a delicate balance. The wine also combines well with The Cake Club's Guia,, Baked Cheesecake and the Diamond Hotel's Ube Ensaymada. A bite followed by a sip, and the flavors linger, as you make a mental effort to describe the character and notes, but then, just go with the flow.

The Cake Club's signature Le Royale, an indulgent dessert made with Valrhona dark chocolate mousse, almond meringue, and hazelnut crisps, is paired with the Dolcetto d' Alba, a dry red wine from Piedmont, Italy. The flavorful red is noted for its fruity character, and its low level of acidity and tannins provide a  perfect balance with the rich dark chocolate. I've heard about pairing reds with dark chocolate, and experiencing it for the first time calls for another round. The wine also pairs well with The Cake Club's La Reve and Guia.

The Ispahan, another elegant pastry creation from The Cake Club with raspberries, lychee and rose essence, is paired with the Colombelle White, a fruity white from Southwest France. Noted for it floral and fruity notes with a hint of peach and pineapple, the Colombelle White matches well with the tart and sweet Ispahan. The wine also pairs well with The Cake Club's Cecillia and L'Obsession.

The Vanessa, pistachio macaroons with fresh strawberries, is paired with the Bourgogne Aligote, a dry crisp wine from the Burgundy region of France. The wine's vibrant acidity balances the sweetness of the Vanessa, and pairs well with The Cake Club's Le Royale, Ispahan, Guia, and the Diamond Hotel's Ube Ensaymada.

The Supermoist Chocolate Cake, another signature dessert from The Cake Club, is paired with the Lamadoro Bianco from Puglia, Italy. A refreshing and easy to drink white without overpowering the already rich and indulgent Supermoist Chocolate Cake. Smooth and easy, and an elegant pairing for an indulgent dessert. The wine also pairs well with the Le Royale and Le Reve.

The Baked Cheesecake is paired with the Lamadoro Primitivo, a semi-dry dark red from Puglia, Italy. An aperitif semi-dry red with a hint of cherries, raspberries and blueberries, fruity yet delicate, without overwhelming the richness of the cheesecake.

And now its your turn. Now you can have your cake...and a cool glass of premium wine at The Cake Club. Special thanks to Diamond Hotel's Melanie Pallorina, Public Relations Manager; Twinkle Lacsamana, Public Relations Supervisor and Jeanne Marie Panis, Sales Associate of Sommelier Selection for an awesome evening.

But there's more to desserts at The Cake Club. Check out my post on The Cake Club's savory dishes here at

The Cake Club is located at the Upper Ground Floor , Bonifacio High Street Central, East Superblock, 7th Avenue corner 29 Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig or call 621-3176 for inquiries and reservations.

For inquiries on Sommelier Selection's wines and participating restaurants in Sommelier Wine Flights, you can call 840-4211 or check out their FB Page at

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  1. Thank you for giving my sweet tooth something to look forward to dream!

    1. hi cquek, sweet dreams! Great to hear from you!


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