Mis Trucos – Modern Mediterranean Tapas Bar – Desserts

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Restaurant: Mis Trucos – Modern Mediterranean Tapas Bar
Cuisine: Mediterranean/Tapas (tad Portuguese)
Last visited: March 14, 2010
Area: Vancouver, BC (West End/Downtown)
1141 Davie Street
Price Range: $20-30

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!

Food: 5 – see my updated post here.
Service: 4.5
Ambiance: 3
Overall: 4.5
Additional comments:

  • See my updated post – Mis Trucos Review 2/Visit 2
  • Specializes in Mediterranean tapas
  • Seats 20-30
  • Lounge area, bar area, limited dining area
  • Only Spanish wines
  • Familiar to locals
  • Moderately priced (I think quite reasonable)
  • Much more worth it to go with 4
  • Menu designed for individual/group dining
  • Serves tapas for one
  • Great for drinks & tapas
  • Food made in small batches
  • Limited dining area
  • Large patio at the back
  • Only Spanish wines
  • Mis Trucos – Dinner post

Recommendations: Crispy bread gulf prawn, braised octopus, wild venison tartar, lobster risotto

This is the dessert portion of dinner.

Mis Trucos serves individual tapas, share plates and big plates. They have a nice selection of Spanish wines as well as a few desserts. This review focuses on the dessert portion of dinner.

I can’t say I was too intrigued by their dessert menu. It’s a limited selection and they’re all made in house; however I wish they offered desserts with more Mediterranean influence. For example phyllo pastries, churros con chocolade (churros & hot chocolate) or better yet Portuguese tarts! They could get really creative with these too!

The pannacotta was more creative and appealing to me, but in the end I found the molten chocolate cake better. It was something I could find anywhere, but it was still good. The dessert was not the best but nonetheless enjoyable. I think my expectations were set high after dinner, so desserts had to work extra hard to impress me. I’d go back for the tapas before I would the desserts.

For more details and the Mis Trucos dinner post click here.

On the table:

Molten Chocolate Cake with Coffee Ice Cream4.5/6

  • $8
  • This molten chocolate cake was really good, but also your standard molten lava cake. It was half baked and brownie like with baked edges and super soft chewy and moist inside with melted chocolate in the middle.
  • The chocolate wasn’t a very dark chocolate and the melted middle tastes like melted chocolate chips
  • It’s not as dense as a brownie but it’s not a fluffy or sponge like cake either.
  • It reminds me of the half baked Pazookie from The Hub – love the half baked method!

    • It was just regular coffee ice cream but they put it on a bed of hazelnuts pieces. I loved that touch! I love the nuttiness with the chocolate and the flavours complemented each other so well.
    • This dessert was pretty much exactly what you would expect and although it was very good I wanted a bit more creativity.
    • I think it’s a bit expensive as well because the portion isn’t that big. It is quite rich though so the portion is right, but the price is a bit high.

Vanilla Pannacotta, saffron Pear Compote + hazelnut praline3.5/6

  • $6
  • I loved the description of this dessert, but I think it sounded better than it tasted.
  • The Pannacotta at Chambar was better for me.

  • The pear compote was minced up pears and with the texture of the pannacotta – eaten together it came off as rice pudding. I didn’t like the execution because I found the pears distracting rather than adding flavour and I love pear!
  • It wasn’t enough of a compote and I think it would have been better as maybe even a pear coulis.

  • The top was a layer of crushed up hazelnut praline that was very crunchy. It was pretty much chards and pieces of caramel brittle with hazelnut halves. They are very generous with the hazelnuts and I love that.

  • The pannacotta was made with real vanilla beans and it was creamy, smooth and delicious.
  • Overall the dessert wasn’t too sweet except for the hazelnut praline – which also gets stuck in your teeth.

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