When I wrote about L’ami in May, I mentioned that the Opera Cake was the best cake in the world. Well, unless you don’t like chocolate. In that case, I pity you. :) (** Just to be clear. The Opera Cake, when done right- is the best cake in the world. I came back for their Opera cake and it wasn’t quite the same as the first visit. It had the consistency of a Chubby Choco Chewy Candy — this according to my 8 year old niece. She was also with me the first time we tried Opera Cake in L’ami. So just to set the expectations- you may or may not have the same Opera cake as I had the first time I had it here.)
Well,the best cake in the world has found itself to Baguio! Thank you, L’ami Frenchy for granting my wish. This cake was just made available last week. Dreams do come true! ;)
Opera cake is a French creation. No wonder why Aklay said it was the best cake in the world when I first tried this cake at his buffet in Sagada! Haha. If I had to come up with a list of THE top dessert in Baguio- this would be it!
It’s made up of layers of almond sponge cake, ganache, buttercream, chocolate glaze. And somewhere there, coffee is mixed in. All those layers, all those different flavours and textures – making your mouth a playground of heavenly flavours!Ah. So so good!
This cake’s production is labor intensive, ingredients are a little more expensive than your regular cake- thus- the price tag.One slice is 200 pesos. That’s 1 mini roll of fluffy Red Ribbon Cake Roll. But who wants a fluffy cake roll when you can have a dense, rich, sophisticated Opera cake?
So, don’t even think about it. Follow your taste buds and head over to L’ami Frenchy right away. They’re at the old Jade Restaurant/ Bambenny – just right after the BGH flyover.