Flavors of Halloween

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WHAT would Halloween be without a scary cupcake or a punkin flavored pie? Here are some of the themed sweet treats one can find around town.

Okada Manila has Halloween-themed desserts available at the Lobby Lounge in the Pearl Wing Lobby and the Medley Buffet by the Retail Boulevard, Pearl Wing. These include White Chocolate Cake with Banana and Caramel Ghost and Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pandan and Mango Opera, Chocolate Mud Cake with Rainforest Worms and Creepy Chocolate Mousse with Almond Fingers.

Make your way down to The Peninsula Boutique this October and choose from an assortment of spook-tacular treats by executive pastry chef Xavier Castello. A selection of hauntingly sweet Halloween confections are on offer, from Caramel Pecan Tart to a Double Chocolate Cupcake to a decadent Roasted Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Sweet Corn and White Chocolate Pralines. For inquiries contact 887-2888 or e-mail diningpmn@peninsula.com.

For Halloween, the Andrew Café has more treats than tricks for dessert lovers as it introduces its the Devilish Red Velvet Cake. This Halloween-inspired confection features layers of layers of cocoa-flavored red velvet with cream cheese frosting, decorated with a web of white chocolate topped with fondant spiders. Andrew Café is located at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Taft Campus, corner of Estrada and Leon Guinto Sts, Malate, Manila. It is open Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.