Last week Bubs and I went along to an exclusive menu tasting at the recently opened Icons Coffee Couture in Deerfields Mall. We don’t usually venture this far out from our island domain but let me tell you after tasting the delights on offer here we will be making the trip more often that’s for sure!
Icons Coffee Couture’s CEO Elena Weber gave an introduction to the brand and the concept behind it, the food and drink is inspired by the diet and trends of Hollywood stars, sports people and models. Elena believes we can all be icons in our own right and along with the executive chef has created a menu of products that have zero added sugar, are handmade and all natural. You can enjoy delicious desserts without the guilt factor, always a bonus! All the coffee here is fair trade, 100% organic, ethically sourced and slow roasted in Germany.
The tasting menu gave us a chance to savour some of Icons most popular products, all sweetened with either Stevia, Agave or Dates Syrup. Starting off with an delicious Aperitif of Mango Sorbet Smoothie we then moved onto a Starter of Norlander Toastie and Mediterranean Wrap both of which would make a healthy, quick light lunch whilst out shopping with the baby. The main course had a sweet twist, (lucky that I’ve got a second stomach just for desserts!) THE most delicious Hot Chocolate Cake served with Caramel Pecan Ice Cream, which was a decadent indulgent treat, it was hard to believe that it was naturally sweetened and completely refined sugar free! I’m still dreaming about that cake it was that good!
Dessert was in keeping with the healthy element, a Froyo flavoured with superfood Acai Berries, topped with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce it was smooth, creamy and subtly flavoured. Alas even my second stomach was full by this stage and I couldn’t finish it!
To end we sampled Earl Grey Froztea and Hot Chocoloco, I really enjoyed the Froztea it made a nice and refreshing change from coffee.
We rounded off a lovely lunchtime with a demonstration of the worlds most expensive coffee ceremony that’s unique to Icons in UAE, Panama Geisha coffee as the name suggests hails from Panama and is one of the rarest and most expensive coffees in the world. You don’t want to add milk to this coffee, merely savour it black and in small doses as it’s pretty strong. I would say that this is for serious coffee aficionados as it comes with a hefty price tag of 180AED!
Icons Coffee Couture is opening up further branches across the UAE, Qatar and Germany. If you visit the cafe between 7-10am and 4-6pm they offer a 15% discount off your order. It’s perfect for a post school run Mummy meet up!
I’m already looking forward to my next visit, I want to get Hubs to try that cake! He is a total chocolate fiend!
Peace and Love
Ginger and Cream XOXO
Disclaimer: Ginger and Cream was a guest of Icons Coffee Couture but all opinions are her own
Location: Icons Coffee Couture is at Deerfields Mall on the same level as Carrefour in the central area near to Baby Shop.