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    Classic pairings, rare flavours and creative dishes make Art of Delight a must-visit

    Located in the same building where the first Corner House once stood on Residency Road, Art Of Delight makes its predecessor proud with its medley of offerings such as ice cream, milkshake, sorbet, sundae and, cake. We made our way there on an overcast Saturday afternoon, eager to sample their fare despite the slight nip in the air.
    A dimly lit place, the interiors are basic with comfortable sofas and low tables, and framed pictures of abstract art on the walls. We however chose a spot in the semi-outdoor area, which offers adequate protection from the rains. Started by Ayaz Hameed, an engineer by qualification, the desserts are all made in-house, right from the ice creams to the cookies used as the base for various sundaes and cheesecakes. On the recommendation of the owner, we had Caramel Coffee Delirium and Brownie Fudge with a white chocolate Nutella scoop.
    Served in a tall glass, the caramel sundae comes with a layer of chocolate cookie crumble topped with a scoop each of salted caramel and coffee ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce and crushed candied cashew nuts. Not for everyone, the salted caramel ice cream was everything we were looking for. The classic combination of caramel and coffee went well and the cookie crumbs and candied cashews enhanced the flavour while also adding texture.
    The white chocolate scoop with specks of delicious Nutella served on a warm brownie with chocolate sauce too had us impressed. Quite a rare flavour to come by, we found the ice cream to be lush and thick, with the Nutella adding to the experience. The brownie with chocolate sauce was also well made and gooey and we enjoyed every last bite. Other must-try options include the mango sorbet (said to taste like real mango pulp), Oreo cheesecake (served in vintage mason jars) and strawberry basil scoop.
    Rs.300 for two. At Residency Road. Details: 49652958
    —Rashmi Rajagopal

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