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Out Of The Ordinary Restaurant Desserts....

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Out Of The Ordinary Restaurant Desserts....

fnkymonkee9 | Nov 8, 2007 03:58 PM

Okay so this is my little rant for today. I'm a pastry chef in a local Rhode Island restaurant and I am so tired of all the customers who snub out of the ordinary desserts. It seems to me that all people want to be fed is boring vanilla creme brulee, lava cakes and chocolate mousse. I mean...come on! Where is your sense of adventure. I try to challenge your taste buds by introducing items you would never think of for dessert. During spring I made a lavender panna cotta and was really excited about what people would think about it. All I ended up selling the most of was peanut butter cheesecake and chocolate cake. It was such a shame to waste so much panna cotta every week. And nothing says ordinary to me than cheesecake, but yet all of you who walk into a restaurant want something you will forget about. It just makes me a little sad. I mean what do people really want after a good meal?

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