Four of us went this past Saturday and had the 3 course prix fixe dessert menu. I'm sorry to say that it was a disappointment for all four of us. Three of us had been to Blue Hill for a dessert tasting that was so decadent and over the top that we just didn't feel guilty about consuming Chickalicious' dessert, not that anyone expected theirs to be as much of a splurge at less than half the price of Blue Hill's. We came away with the feeling that we still need to find a dessert place that is in between the two places on the guilt and decadence meter.
Now for the menu:
First and third choices, no selections. To start was an amuse bouche of mango puree with a cilantro leaf on a tiny spoon, first course was a tiny portion of yogurt sorbet on a slice of kiwi with a piece of crisp rice paper atop of it. Very good and light, good combination of flavors. For the entrée, we chose four different ones to share from a selection of seven. Raspberries and puree raspberries on katafai (sp?) shredded wheat with corn ice cream, warm chocolate tart and pink peppercorn ice cream, semi frozen cheesecake on a bed of ice, and fig & plum shish kebob with poppy seed white chocolate mousse. Thirds were tiny treats of coconut marshmallows, orange chocolates chip cookies and spicy cinnamon butter cream over a butter cookie with a pecan over it. Everything was extremely small. None of it was that good, the combination of flavors was not appealing to any of us. The corn ice cream was surprisingly good. I was hesitant about this before we ordered. If it were up to me, this one would probably have been eliminated. Only one of us liked the cheesecake. It wasnt really cheesecake, the consistency was not smooth, it was more like a cottage cheese texture to me. Even the chocolate tart was not that good.
All in all our consensus was that if you like different kinds of fruit combinations and are not looking for dessert to be a big splurge, this may be for you.
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