Light as a feather – Chocolate soufflé

What: Chocolate Soufflé

Where: Monaco

Cuisine: French

“A soufflé is a very sexy pudding. It has to be light, not taste too eggy, be crisp on top and slightly moist in the centre and for any good soufflé, the only way is up.”

                                                                                                                                        Gordon Ramsay


When it comes to desserts nothing compares to the exquisite taste and velvety texture of a chocolate soufflé. In fact when I am writing this I can’t wait to finish this article and  treat myself to a mouthwatering soufflé…

What is a soufflé?

A soufflé is a baked dish made basically of milk and eggs; it might be combined with various other ingredients and served as a main dish or as a dessert. Supposedly, the first recipe for soufflé appeared in Vincent La Chapelle’s Le Cuisinier Moderne (1742)

Today I will introduce you its sweet version made with chocolate. Surprisingly it’s not so easy to taste this dessert in Monaco, because its biggest competitor – moelleux au chocolate  is present almost in all the dessert menus on Riviera. I adore moelleux but… Chocolate soufflé it’s much more sophisticated for me and it’s synonymous with fancy restaurant and special occasion.

souffléTo try the very best, so to say “creme de la creme” of soufflé try  Le Grill located on a top of Hotel de Paris (soufflé on its menu has been longer than the we could even imagine since 1898). When you are planning to have dinner at this one of the most famous restaurants in Monaco you should keep in mind that if you would like to indulge in the soufflé rhapsody you need to place your order in the beginning of the meal. This dessert is known for being served just out of the oven. If you are too late or maybe kitchen is too slow, you might miss your soufflé because it will generally fall after 5 or 10 minutes. But don’t worry, Le Grill will disappoint you.

Soufflé is served in a big white bowl perfect to share with your partner. You should also try different tastes they have: pistachio, raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, Grand Marnier or pina colada.

This indulge at the most sophisticated Monaco restaurant will cost you as much as 20€.

Taste that you can expect eating your soufflé in Le Grill is more sweet milk chocolate but no worry if you are fan of a reach dark chocolate taste here we go… you can find it in Maya Bay!


souffléI am sure you know well this restaurant serving Thai and Japanese cuisine (Watch this space to read the review on it too!). Soufflé served in MB is made from guanaja chocolate with a nice accompany of vanilla ice cream. Extending from a classic metal pot looks delicious! And flavours… reach not to sweet and definitely intensive – yummy and my favourite one! And this definitely will not ruin your budget, only 14€



Remember: February 28 is National Chocolate Soufflé Day!

I recommend it!

Always yours,


Aleksandra Kąckowska

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