When you say buffet meaning you have an almost unlimited food choices and amount to consume and satisfies your stomach and craving. This is usually true in various restaurants. And chocolates, who does not love chocolates? Consuming chocolates is more than just food and craving, it is an expression of something bigger and far more meaning to it than just plain eating chocs.
What if we can combine BUFFET & CHOCOLATE in a single place? YES, there is such a place here in Cebu and I am glad to be a part of the few that tasted and experienced true fine buffet dining with chocolates. The place is called Ralfe Gourmet Chocolate Boutique.
Ralfe Gourmet Cebu
Actually when you at the place itself, it is more like a house than a restaurant located in Casas Village Mabolo. It is located in a residential place with just a small signboard for it, so you better ask for directions or get the whole address if you want to go there (You might get lost like me :D)
The place is actually cozy for a house, inside the living room where they converted the place into a chocolate haven place where you can see various types of chocolates place in a specific location and order according to categories with precise placement and with their own unique variety display aside from the chocolates itself.
In the dining area wherein small tables with chairs good for two are set up in a very formal fine dining type of setting. I almost forgot that I was in a house with just home made treat. One thing you will notice is a brown painting in the walls and surprisingly, it is made of chocolates (wish I could eat it too 😀 ).
In the main event which is the chocolate tasting. No words can describe the taste of all of their chocolates which means they are all that good. There are a lot of varieties to choose from especially made for that buffet day. From truffles, cookies, tradition cocoa drink, spicy chocolate. It is tough to distinguish chocolates from another if they are all tasty.
We also got the chance to meet the owner which is also has an incredible life story behind it. She only started the Chocolate buffet as a hobby and passion to enjoy the chocolates in a manner that satisfies the crave satisfaction the joy of eating it not by the quality of the buffet but most importantly the quality or the taste.
Overall, it is a very fine dining experience. I consider this one of the best buffet experience I had. This is also a rare opportunity to dine in Ralfe, they only accept reservations when you want to dine in (No walk-ins). Chocolates are the best and it is homemade and a must try.