Sunday, 5 May 2013
By Grace Sweet Treats Dessert Bar and Private Dining in Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru
Grace, the owner of By Grace sweet treats dessert bar and private dining in Taman Pelangi invited me to try their desserts.
By Grace is a unique shop - for walk in customers, By Grace is a dessert bar. In addition to cakes and desserts, By Grace also offers private dining by prior arrangement - more about this unique service later.
By Grace dessert bar has a good range of interesting cakes, ice creams and yogurts - everything in By Grace is made at the shop by Grace and co-owner Geo, who had worked in Singapore's Orchard and Scarlet hotels before striking out on his own in JB.
Decor wise, By Grace is quite simple, basic and clean. There are many of Grace's and Geo's personal collection items dotting the shop which made it feel informal, laid back and quite homely.
Grace let me try their Dessert Platter which is a combination of 4 desserts at RM47. The customer can choose any of four desserts from By Grace's dessert bar menu.
The Dessert Platter personally prepared by Chef Geo is a work of art. By Grace's Dessert Platter is an interesting combination of warm and cold sweets.
This slab of Chocolate Ganache made with 75% rich chocolate was simply irresistible :))
The Green Tea Fondant was oozing with smooth warm lava with delicate green tea flavour.
The cakes, ice cream sand yogurt at By Grace's Dessert Platter are all made at the shop. They are sweet, of course, but not sugary - which is nice.
Unique in Johor, By Grace also offers private dining. Chef Geo will prepare dishes according to customers' orders and his speciality is Sous Vide style cooking. Sous Vide is the French technique of cooking food in very low heat and for long hours. Sous Vide cooking keeps the food extra crunchy and moist as most of the natural juices are retained. I hope to try By Grace's Sous Vide cooking and share with you about my experience later.
Back to the sweet treats and desserts, By Grace's Dessert Bar is a good place to chill in the evening. By Grace is really convenient as it opens till late (1:00am).
Restaurant name: By Grace (sweet treats, dessert bar and private dining)
Address: 93, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru
Hours: 5:00pm to 1:00am (closed on Sunday)
Date visited: 2 May 2013