Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Maya La Chocolaterie

Well, we've been passing it for months waiting for it to open. Maya La Chocolaterie finally opened its doors at Landmark Mall Monday at 5:00pm. We skipped the invitation via text message to the grand opening, but dropped by yesterday to check it out. A shop that is dedicated to chocolate and coffee...can it get any better? There were vats of spinning liquid chocolate and white chocolate on display that had pipes running from the vats to the spigots where the sauces were dispensed. I don't know if they were truly functional or just for looks. When I perused the menu, I knew there was no doubt that David would order the chocolate cheesecake with chocolate sauce. Add two skinny lattes to that and now our dessert has cost us more than the meal we just had at Friday's. The cake was pretty minuscule, but it packed a punch in creamy richness and was evilly delicious. It's a good thing we got those lattes "skinny". Sorry, I forgot to get a pic. That thought went right out the window when the waitress set that bowl of chocolate sauce next to the cheesecake!The ladies next to us had this huge fondue pot of chocolate sauce and what looked to be brownies that they were dipping in it. There was definitely no "savor the flavor" (as we like to call it) going on at that table. They were putting it away as fast as they could get it on their forks. We laughed and decided that it wasn't their first rodeo. Bottom line: As much as I enjoyed it and as good as it was, just give me another buffalo chicken taco instead.

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  1. I may just have to pay you a visit just to go out to eat at all those places you write about. You need to give me the secret to not gaining any weight though, because none of what you eat seems to stick to your bones!

  2. How appropriate that you have a chocolate story on my 50th bday. Thanks for the shout out, girlfriend . . . and I agree with Lucy; that would be my first stop in Qatar. Love ya!!!

  3. i want to ask about the prices .. Is it expensive ? how much did you guys pay there

  4. I remember it being a bit pricey, but I'm not necessarily a chocolate connoisseur so that may come into play of what one thinks is expensive! Everything deserves ONE try, at least. :)


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