Thursday, September 13, 2007
In search of a medium-sized, one-person dessert
I've had a hard time finding "normal" sized desserts at restaurants lately. You know, one that is sized for one person at a reasonable price. Restaurants seem to be either like The Palm Restaurant with enormous desserts for around $10 that I swear must weigh about 5 pounds a piece, or like Seasons 52 with $2 shot glass desserts with enough for about 3 bites. I am a sweet freak and I'm usually the only one left at the table after a meal that wants dessert (hint: I purposely don't eat all of my meal to leave room for dessert. Yeah, I like sweets that much). So, when the server has to strain to bring a huge dessert tray over with a hunk of 15-layer cake and a creme brulees the size of a platter, I'm likely not going to order dessert. Even though I want to. Because I don't want to pay more than the cost of my meal to get a dessert that I know I'm not even going to halfway finish. The shot glass dessert is a little better because then you get to try samples of different desserts. But it is a bit embarrassing to order four or five of the little desserts when everyone else is ordering one or two -- although, I got over it. I just wish more restaurants would offer desserts that are not too big and not too small but just right. I guess Goldilocks and I will have to keep looking.