There is a place we go that has the most incredible desserts in town. It is a popular place for lovers and family, birthdays and anniversaries. You have to wait in line but that is the case with most places in a big city that have a reputation for quality. The line wasn't too long friday evening.
The anticipation builds as you get thru the courtyard and into the door. The row of tea is there to sniff and there are chocolate bars and bon bons for sale. The real attraction is just ahead in the glass cases.
People crowd in and point at what they want. A six inch cake to take out is $42 and an 8 inch diameter cake is $48. Each slice of the cakes in the cases is from six to eight dollars each. It is worth every penny.
Karen has a new cookbook out about her amazing cakes.
Never mind the distractions however. As you get deeper into the store and up to the cash register it will be time to decide and oh it is not easy.
Not easy at all....
The final cake display is just beyond the cash register. People actually push and crowd to get a glimpse of the choices and you don't have much time to make up your mind. You know there are probably fifty people behind you waiting for their moment.
Creme Brulee. Oh no. I had already decided on the Chocolate Streusel
No not this chocolate cake. I had that last time. See the real gold?!
Yes you can eat rose petals....
In the end Iris got Passion Fruit Cake and I got my chocolate streusel which I had to take home and eat in three different sessions including breakfast the next day.
We talked about everything at that little table. There is something about that place....something very special that brings people together.