Trick or Treat? Choose Migas’ Halloween Treats
Previously my main motivation for getting into a clumsy costume and knocking on strangers’ doors after dark, I’m all about the treats on Halloween. Who ever said “trick” over “treat” anyway?!
As you can count on Migas to get into the spooky spirit of Halloween, their crafty pastry chef Pol Anter has gone all out in putting together a Halloween dessert menu that I would have killed to have as a kid.
From a wicked pumpkin stuffed with ice cream and chocolate mousse and topped with craftily carved chili cookies to a bowl of sweet delights encased in a a delicate chocolate cobweb, these treats are as tasty as they are drop-dead adorable. Drop in for Migas’ weekday set lunch (see what’s on their daily menu below) or a la carte dinner and tack on an extra dessert because it’s Halloween and because you can.
A Pretty Pair: Migas’ Set Lunch + Halloween Sweets
LDS Snapshots of Migas’ Set Lunch:
Amuse Bouche: Shot of Pumpkin Soup
Salmon Carpaccio with Red Pesto Sauce, Rocket Salad and Green Apple
Sauteed Chickpeas with Chorizo, Celery and Basil
Scrambled Eggs with Prawns and Roasted Vegetables
“Fricando” Stew Beef with Mushrooms and Potato Foam
Due to a slight time crunch on my lunch hour and in an effort to maximize stomach space, I opted to swap out Migas’ standard lunch set menu dessert to try all three of Migas’ Halloween dessert menu.
I gotta say, I had only a hint of what to expect just based on reading the menu’s descriptions of what each dessert would include, but in terms of how it would be presented…I was completely flabbergasted. These are hands-down the cutest, most thoughtful desserts I’ve ever seen a restaurant create and it’s evident that Chef Pol went to great lengths to complete his Halloween masterpieces. Whether or not you come for lunch or dinner, you’ll want to make it over to Migas this week at least for one of these tasty Halloween treats.
LDS Snapshots of Migas’ Halloween Dessert:
Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Dessert Special (RMB 58):
Pumpkin and Vanilla Ice Cream, Black Chocolate Mousse, Chestnut-cake, Chili Cookies and Crispy Sugared Pumpkin
Close-Up of the Jack-O-Lantern Pot of Sweets
Inside the Cobweb Halloween Dessert (RMB 58):
Milk and Cinnamon Jelly, Chocolate Crumble, Crispy Passion Fruit and Raspberries with Pumpkin + Star Anise Ice Cream
Though the last dessert is less “Halloween-y” in presentation, this was my favorite of the three in taste. I had never known a Spanish “Panallet” before so I have nothing to compare it to but the round one on the right that’s filled with sweet potato, lemon and vanilla is the most traditional and the other two are creative variations of the original. The coffee and potato one was my favorite and I don’t even drink coffee. It pairs wonderfully well with the tonka bean dip and also the Ratafia liquor ice cream. This one is a keeper so hoping this treat remains even long after Halloween is over!
Homemade “Panallets” Halloween Dessert (RMB 58):
3 Varieties of Panallets -Potato & Coffee, Purple Potato & Coconut and Sweet Potato, Lemon & Vanilla
with 3 Types of Sauces: Chocolate, Mango and Tonka Bean with “Ratafia” Liquor Ice Cream
Migas’ Freaky Friday Halloween Party:
2014.10.31 Friday 周五 Street Kids presents HOUSE OF FREAKS
This Friday, Migas hosts their first Halloween party! Crazy to think that one of Beijing’s most popular nightlife destinations hasn’t hosted their very own Halloween bash in the past. With a house full of freaky DJs playing a whole lot of bass and heavy house, Street Kids presents Migas’ House of Freaks Party this Friday night!
“Our very first Halloween party, as crazy and as weird as we are most of the time, this Halloween we are going to transform the Migas dance floor into a random, weird, trashy alien haunted house. If you have no idea what the freak is that just keep this question in mind then come to the HOUSE at that night, Ooh.. we also will have barbie dolls everywhere, lots of them, naked of course.” - Migas Team
Migas Contact Details:
Address: Sanlitun North. Nali Patio 6 Floor. Beijing. 三里屯北街81号那里花园6层.
Tel: 5208 6061