Review: Chocolate Cave Valentine’s At Marcus

February 15, 2020

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman]

Indulging in a chocolate feast is an incredible experience on most days. But offer that feast on Valentine’s Day and you’ve got a winner.

Hamilton Princess decided to offer a creative option this year with a chocolate cave for their loved-up diners. The cave is built inside the private dining room of Marcus’ and features a stunning array of just about every single chocolate dessert you can think of.

The chocolate cave and a special Valentine’s set menu are available all weekend, including for the restaurant’s signature Sunday brunch.

Marcus Bermuda Feb 15 2020

As my husband and I sat down to our table, we were handed a glass of Baron de Rothschild champagne paired with a Beau Soleil Oyster with apple mignonette. I’m not into oysters, but this was salty, spicy and super fresh – a great way to kick off a romantic dinner.

For starters we shared Broccoli Tempura with kaffir lime aioli and Tuna Sashimi with horseradish broth and pickled paw paw salad. The tempura was crispy, well-seasoned and light, but I could’ve used more sauce. The tuna was perfect – melt in your mouth with an insanely flavourful broth. This course was paired with Saget la Perrier “SILEX” Sancerre.

For our mains, we ordered Miso-Glazed Sweet Potato Steak with quinoa, charred scallion, crispy mix, curried vegetables and coconut sauce and Whole Roasted Branzino with chimichurri and blackened rub, smashed cucumbers and pickled relish. The course was paired with Justine Vineyards & Winery, “Justification”, Bordeaux Blend.

The sweet potato steak was easily the best thing I’ve eaten all year. The dish burst with flavour in every single bite and it hit satly, sweet and creamy notes. The fish has great flavour with the two kinds of rub and was cooked perfectly. Overall, the menu was delicious and light, I guess to prepare us for chocolate decadence that would follow.

Once the table was cleared, we went to the cave to scope out dessert options. As a chocoholic, I was in heaven the minute I walked I thanks to the intense chocolate scent. And then I got super excited by all the options – chocolate fondue, chocolate ginger pot de crème, chocolate truffles, strawberries and whipped cream, chocolate baileys cake, brownies, dark chocolate tarts and so much more. And everything I ate was decadent and delicious, especially the pot de crème.

If you haven’t made plans yet for the rest of the weekend, I highly recommend heading to Marcus to enjoy a fabulous dinner and the chocolate cave. The set menu is $85 or $120 with the wine pairings.


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