Their menu is definitely interesting since some of their entrees include chocolate. Below are dishes that we ordered.
Xocolat Chicken Pasta (Php 195)
This dish is for those who are daring and have had enough of the regular pasta flavors. It combines their signature chocolate with a creamy sauce. First bite into the pasta and it's instantly flavorful like you can't exactly tell what the hell is going on in your mouth but you ain't complaining. Since it's creamy, you would think it's nakakaumay, but it totally isn't. The chicken strips are slightly dry and could be a bit thicker but the perfectly cooked pasta and chocolate sauce makes up for it. Plus, the plating is adorable. See how it makes an XO?
Ultimate Greek Burger with Chocolate Fries (Php 245)
The patty does taste very Greek, using strong herbs thus is very flavorful. You could feed two people with this burger. As for the fries, I think it was the main reason why one of the members ordered it. It's certainly weird at first, eating potato, chocolate, and honey mustard all in one bite. But it grows on you and eventually you'll be wishing you ordered more.
Blackened Cream Dory (Php 195)
Blackened fish is surely the best. It's not spicy nor so flavorful that it's too much. It has an excellent grilled flavor to it. The fish isn't dry at all. As for the sauce, don't be fooled by its green color. The basil cream sauce is so good that it could be somewhat of a soup on its own. The potato gratin on the side to die for. Nothing soothes the soul like cheese and potatoes.
Iced Tea (Php 75)
Served in an adorable jar, this iced tea seems to be house brewed instead of coming from a powdered packet. But what we found intriguing about this drink is that unfamiliar but subtle flavor. After a few more sips we concluded that this iced tea must have had chocolate in it. It's a weird marriage but it certainly works.
This drink stands out because of its presentation. The server lays down a tall glass with chocolate chips inside first, then starts to pour the espresso, following the milk. You get to see how everything slowly blends together. The drink itself is rich, like how all hot chocolate should be. It also has that texture of normal Filipino hot chocolate, which is slightly grainy. It has a bit of bitterness due to the espresso.
Good food, good drinks, good ambiance, good service, what else would you want in a restaurant?
-Words by Anna and photos by Reign
Visit Xocolat at 173 B. Gonzales Street, Loyola Heights Quezon City or at the Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan.