Last night we went to a nice Bloomington, Indiana, restaurant called "The Uptown Cafe" where after a great meal, both your Chocolate Priestess and the Milk Chocolate Acolyte tried two of their desserts -- both chocolate obviously.
I had the "Chocolate Bread Pudding". This was a large quality of bite-sized pieces of bread soaked in the traditional sauce for this comfort food and a lot of chocolate. The chocolate was intense and bitter, not sweetened much it seemed and so it provided a very gentle buzz from the third bite. While the slice was stable when delivered, the pieces came apart easily into mouthfuls, at least 30 of them.
The Acolyte had "Chocolate Raspberry Torte" which had three layers -- a firm cake, rich cream, firm cake, topped by a thick fudgy frosting. It was drizzled with raspberry and chocolate sauce meaning the primary flavor was the very sweet chocolate and cream. It didn't produce that cocoa kick but then as the Milk Chocolate fan that isn't what he is usually expecting.
Both had a side of whipped cream and a half strawberry with a large mint leaf. The bread pudding can also be served with a scope of vanilla ice cream but honestly here we want as much of the cocoa to be appreciated free of other flavors. Had it been a warmer evening, a little ice cream might have been a good balance.
Both of us were very pleased by our dessert choices at "The Uptown Cafe". This means that thus far, with three dinners out in B-town, we have three excellent choices for chocolate desserts. As I explore other venues, I'll let you what is worthy of your attention.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.