Hello my Dearest Readers hope you’ve had a nice weekend and if you’re in Melbourne enjoyed the wonderful weather we had yesterday! It was sunny, warm but not too hot with a cool breeze! It’s probably the best day we’ve had for a while! Last week was down right miserable wet and gloomy. Hopefully, the wonderful weather will continue, I mean it is Spring after all!
Spring will lead into Summer which means ICE CREAM season It’s more of an excuse for me to consume more than I already do hehe Last week, I was invited to the Movenpick launch party for their newest boutique store in QV Building in the CBD. They are situated on the top level in the open area where all the other eateries are.
I invited Ashley and Kirk to come to the launch party with me, Mr Bao unfortunately had to work even though he would’ve loved to come as he’s a fan of Movenpick ice-cream ~ As soon as we walked in, we were welcomed by this enormous Lolly Buffet Table with all different kind of lollies, meringues, chocolates and those addictive caramel popcorn.
Do you like pouring sauce over your ice-cream? I love pouring chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and heaps of chocolate chips over hehe yes I am still a child at heart and occasionally act like one.
No party is complete without alcohol, so we started off with an Espresso Martini that uses their Espresso Croquant flavour it’s got a good hit of coffee and creaminess from the ice-cream. It was more like an affogato ~
I thought I saw someone familiar when we walked in, turns out Smiley Sam from MKR was hosting the event and explained to us that this was Movenpicks 18th store in Australia and the first concept store in Melbourne It’s good now that Movenpick is easily available in most supermarkets, I remember it use to be was quite exclusive and I had to go to specific stores and delis to get it.
We continued with some savouries and macarons before we hit the ice-cream station ~ we were all really impressed with the fried prawn which was so succulent and crispy on the outside, and the super cute sliders with a mini beef patty, melted cheese, bacon and tomoto relish. We then tried some of the macarons, really good texture but we couldn’t really tell what the flavours were hehe i think one was pistachio, gingerbread and raspberry white chocolate.
Then it was the hard bit, which flavours do we get! In a cone, in a cup, fruit based or chocolate based? So hard to choose! I wanted to try all of them but hahaha I had a dinner party at our place that night so had to save some stomach space.
After some serious deliberation for round one I chose the Maple Walnut which is my favourite flavour the sweet maple with the crunchy walnuts through it. Kirk chose the strawberry and Ash got the Caramelita, can’t believe it’s actually the first time I’ve had this flavour. It has my name all over it with streaks of caramel through the ice-cream
We quickly finished the first cup and moved onto the round two the more unique flavours, I got the Swiss Chocolate flavour, it’s Win Win’s favourite she loves the dark rich chocolatey flavour. We also tried the panna cotta and creme brûlée flavour I was really impressed with the slight burnt caramelised flavour achieved in the creme brûlée
Last round we tried the even fancier ice-creams, starting with the strawberry ice-cream with balsamic vinegar and fresh strawberries I never use to think that this combination will work but it sure does! The mango sorbet was tangy and refreshing with a little tuile biscuits. Finally it was Mr Bao’s favourite vanilla ice-cream sprinkled with flaked coconut, simple but delicious.
It was definitely an honour to be invited to Movenpick’s launch party, it had good music, wine but most important unlimited ice-cream and lollies There were lots to keeps the kids amused too look at this super cute doll made out of balloons! I appreciate the time and effort put into make Movenpick’s ice-cream, they ensure than an element of their flavour is in the ice-cream for instance in the Maple Walnut there will always be walnuts through it.
Movenpick QV Boutique
QV Level 2/ 210 Lonsdale Street
Ph: +613 9654 4423
Daisy@Nevertoosweet attended Movenpick QV’s launch party as a guest of Movenpick Australia and Get Glossy.