Yesterday I posted about some alternative fast food restaurants — and don’t worry, we are aiming higher than just fast food for new restaurants in Kent — but after any good meal you have to good places for dessert. Let me introduce you to my favorite kind of bar, the dessert bar.
Consumers can buy blended fruit concoctions at just about any shopping mall but a Malaysian chain called Dessert’s Bar adds a twist by serving them up in a sophisticated bart atmosphere. The menu at Dessert’s Bar is an unabashed homage to fruit, including items such as smoothies, sorbets, fruit salads, along with pancakes and crepes heaped with strawberries, melon balls and berries.
While sticking to non-alcoholic offerings, as befits a country where two-thirds of the population is Islamic, the fruit drinks at Dessert’s Bar are served in martini and wine glasses. Which adds a level of sophistication and makes the establishment a welcome alternative to bars and coffee houses.
Dessert-only restaurants have been around for a while. But most specialize in admittedly delicious yet calorie-laden creations. By contrast, Malaysia’s Dessert’s Bar focuses on flavourful indulgence without guilt. There’s a concept which could find a ready market in any city with a large health-conscious population.