As I indicated in my previous Opera Cafe & Patisserie post, I would cover the desserts I ordered to go in another post.
Opera Cafe & Patisserie
9254 Scranton Rd
San Diego, CA 92121
One of the desserts I chose was a pear tea cake. I've been wanting to eat tea cakes lately after seeing some beautiful tea cake images.
The tea cake was light, not too sweet, with a nice layer of pear inside. It tasted pretty good, but also did not really stand out for me.
This is a chocolate mousse. Boyfriend loved this one. I thought he would since he loves chocolate mousse so much. I liked that it had a crispy bottom. The crispy texture counterbalanced the mousse very well.
Coconut passion mango mousse:
This beautiful dessert was my favorite dessert I sampled from Opera. Layers of mousse and cake. The mousse had wonderful mango and coconut flavors and the cake was light and moist. On top, it was decorated with a piece of chocolate and these two foil dots. The dots ended up being crunchy balls, kind of like the rice crunchies you find in Crunch bars. A yummy surprise!
Chocolate mini sampler:
I love how pretty and cute this sampler is! Prior to visiting Opera, I had browsed their website where I learned they were now selling all kinds of "mini" desserts. When I got to Opera, I didn't see any minis are display. When I inquired into it, I was told that they had chocolate minis and also their seasonal minis in the back and I could order some. These are small bite sized versions of the desserts they offer. A set of minis was $4.95. I thought this was a good deal. It lets you try smaller versions of their dessert, and the minis are not too small. Each one took me a few bites to finish.
The mini set included a Flourless Cake, Hazelnut Chocolate Tartlet, Opera Cake, Brownie, and Coffee Chocolate Ganache Dome
Unfortunately, I didn't particularly care for the taste of most of the minis. I thought the tastes were missing the complexity you usually find in French desserts. The only one I really enjoyed was the opera cake (far right), which was very light and moist.