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Chocolate Paradise at The Island Hotel’s Cocoa Lounge

If you’re a chocolate lover (and who isn’t?), you must visit the new Cocoa Lounge at The Island Hotel in Fashion Island. Located in a secluded room near the back of the Palm Terrace Restaurant, Cocoa Lounge features a seductive assortment of scrumptious desserts designed by Executive Pastry Chef Michael Owens.

The decadent creations include:

  • Snickers Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
  • Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
  • Banana Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
  • Triple Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Double Chocolate Fudge S’mores
  • Manjari Obsession in Chocolate Cups
  • Chocolate Pudding Cake
  • Milk Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Assorted Truffles

 … and much more, all served among displays of chocolate statues and chocolate velour.

We went to a special sneak preview of the Cocoa Lounge and sampled as many desserts as we could before the sugar rush kicked in. Favorites included the White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake and the Chocolate Pudding Cake, but the winner was the moist and flavorful Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding, which Chef Owens revealed is made with day old croissants!

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

This Ultimate Dessert Experience is available Tuesday – Saturday, February 4th – 26th, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Price $18 person, but if you dine at Palm Terrace Restaurant in February, Tuesday through Saturday, you receive one complimentary entry to the Cocoa Lounge with the purchase of any two-course dinner.

So let’s recap: go to dinner at Palm Terrace, get a free entry into Cocoa Lounge, and indulge in as many decadent desserts as you can handle in a romantic lounge setting. Order a glass of port or a chocolate martini, indulge in some amazing chocolate creations, and relax with a smile on your face.   

For reservation’s to Palm Terrace Restaurant & Cocoa Lounge, call 949.760.4920 or visit


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