Or, put another way, have you ever based your appetizer/entree selection on what you order for dessert?
At a recent dinner, my friend asked for the dessert menu when our server presented us with the "regular" menu.
She said she needed to know what she wanted for dessert, if at all, before deciding on her appetizer and entree selections.
Her philosophy is that what she's having for dessert must pair well with her entree. She doesn't like to end a fish selection with a chocolate based dessert, pork and ice cream are a no-no in her book, and red meat must be topped off with a nice chocolate souffle.
Well, quirks aside, I actually think her philosophy has some merit to it.
There have been more than one time when after a rather large meal, I've been presented with the dessert menu and saw something that was either (1) really interesting or (2) really tempting, but simply was too full to partake.
Now, if only I had known beforehad, I could've planned much better.
Anyone do this? Build their meal around the dessert?