It's that time of year again, as chocoholics around the world rejoice for the cocoa heaven that is Easter-time - because there's more to Easter than just giant chocolate eggs!
You've done it the same as every year - you've been to the buffet table more times than you can count, you've gone through all the big and small chocolate eggs friends and family have given you but! it's just not enough for a choco-lover's soul, you need something more.
This is that something more, these are our top 5 Easter desserts in the city of Lisbon:
- Eric Kayser: Adagio
A true chocolate symphony, this is a cake as delicate as it is delicious - the harmony between the sweet taste of raspberry and the semi-bitter chocolate cream results in an intense aromatic and gastronomic sensation. To top it all off, the cake is decorated with raspberry macarons, marshmallows and fresh raspberries - with a House of Kayser guarantee of deliciousness.
- Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon: The Chocolate Pie
Easy, and straight to the point - the Pastry Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon doesn't mess around when it comes to chocolate. A truly sensational chocolate pie that is sure to satisfy even the most wanting and demanding chocolate lover. Years and years of experience and tradition have refined the recipe to near-perfection, and the result is astonishing - lucky foodies will have had the chance to try it out at Varanda Restaurant's lunch buffet, where it proudly heads the dessert table, but come Easter-time and this will really be something special.
- Landeau: Chocolate cake
The fact that it thrives on selling just a single item can give you an idea of just how good it is – Landeau’s chocolate cake is legendary, and a top contender for best chocolate cake of all time. Landeau has taken the city by storm and delights locals and tourists with its super soft and gooey texture, that is sumptuously filled with chocolate and a little hint of salt. The big bonus; they sell not just slices but entire cakes too, so you can take one home with you.
- Santini: Chocolate Ice Cream
The perennial candidate for a spot on such lists, Santini opened 60 years ago and is now one of the most famous ice cream parlours in Portugal. So famous, in fact, the it has its own verb: going for a Santini, as Portuguese people so proudly say. It's no surprise, then, that their chocolate flavour is absolutely fantastic, and worth a visit on its own. If you still can't get enough, get a slice of "O Melhor Bolo de Chocolate do Mundo" - literally, the world's best chocolate cake.
- Casa Pereira
Over three-quarters of a century old and still going strong, one of Casa Pereira's most famous products is - and rightly so - the chocolate-covered almonds. Gaining a cult following over the years, and one of the most traditional products to be consumed during the Easter season, it's only logical they should appear on this list. Grab a handful or ten to take home and delight family and friends with one of the best chocolate sweets in town.