Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Penthouse's Banana Split

I was very excited when I saw a Banana Split on the menu of The Penthouse at The Huntley Hotel, but was very confused when it arrived. I suppose it was a modern take on an old classic. The ice cream flavors were tasty, and the crispies hidden in the chocolate sauce were great, but something was off. Maybe it was the marshmallows that replaced the typical whipped cream, or maybe it was the tiny berries hidden throughout. It was good, but I doubt I'll order this again.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Izakaya's Mochi Ice Cream & Chocolate Molten Cake

I always worry desserts at Japanese restaurants will be subpar, but this Mochi Ice Cream platter from Izakaya was not only super tasty, but beautiful! I loved all the colors and flavors, it felt very tropical.

The Molten Chocolate cake, however, was my favorite. It was perfectly done, warm and rich with vanilla ice cream.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Cooks County's Buck Cake, Date Pudding & Semmifredo

I went to Cooks County for dinner the other night and had three amazing desserts! This was the Chocolate Buck Cake, similar to a lava cake, accompanied by Cardamom Coffee Ice Cream. It was good, but surprisingly not my favorite.

This Sticky Date Pudding was the winner! It was so gooey and dense with a very comforting flavor. It was served with Tangerines, Brown Sugar Ice Cream and Pecan Crisps.

This was something I've never had before, a Strawberry Rhubarb Semmifredo. It took me a minute to realize it was basically an Ice Cream Cake. It was amazing and came with Raspberry Sorbet and Short Bread Cookies. I loved it.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day at La Provence

As usual, La Provence has whipped up the most adorable sweet treats for Valentine's Day! The chocolate heart cake is still my favortie dessert they've ever made. It's dense, it's rich, it's perfect.