Have you ever been blown away by a dessert presentation? Your order arrives and the anticipation grows with each passing moment as the waiter sets the dessert in front of you. The actual dessert display surpasses your imagination. Dessert isn't simply any after dinner delight. It is art.
My sisters treated me to a birthday dinner in Georgetown at the restaurant called Sequoia
I was served the most beautiful display of dessert art that I have encountered in my short life. I was hoping for a fancy piece of key lime pie. Instead fancy never came to the table because the definition of elegance arrived.
The pie was disguised with little dollops of toasted meringue and two strawberry slices hanging off the perfectly shaped rectangle, a round scoop of coconut ice cream at one end of the plate and another toasted meringue set in cocoa powder. Oh, I almost forgot about the slim chocolate stick balanced on top of the masterpiece.
Have you ever taken a bite into a chocolate cake and discovered it actually tasted like vanilla? I have rarely encountered beautiful food on the surface that lacked the expected flavor.
The toasted meringue was delightful, the coconut ice cream was exquisite, but the pie tasted as if the baker forgot they were making key lime pie. It seemed like they forgot to add the lime juice. After finally reaching the pie by digging through the decorations I was surprised that it tasted more like a light lime flavored cheesecake.
The artistic and aesthetically pleasing key lime pie fooled me. The disappointment was too much too swallow. So, I pretended that the server mistakenly brought me cheesecake and the key lime lie seemed more bearable.
My sister's didn't experience the same let-down with their chocolate cake and peanut butter bar. Have you been deceived by a beautiful yet flavor fooling dessert or food? Do you enjoy a nice slice of key lime pie? If yes, where can the best key lime pie be found?