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Dessert Tasting Menu at Blue Hill


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Dessert Tasting Menu at Blue Hill

Eva L. | Apr 28, 2003 12:13 PM

To start with there was a scoop of lychee sorbet served on a block of ice – lots of the fruit in the sorbet. Then came 3 small mini desserts on square plates on a long plate beautifully presented. From right to left:

lime sorbet over avocado – very tart. This tasted great upon first bite, very different, who would have thought avocado for dessert? However, after a few more bites, it got too tart for me and I needed to switch to bites of something sweet.

chocolate bread pudding with vanilla ice cream – very rich and soft, the only chocolate item on the plate

mango rolls with mango ice cream as a filling and a scoop of mango ice cream – must love mango or this one is not going to be to your liking. This was our least favorite out of the three and I like mango. But the other two were just better, the avocado was totally unique and the bread pudding was very good.

Then came a small scoop of passion fruit sorbet with the seeds which I am told is edible. Very hard and crunchy, I didn’t like them, but one of my friends did and a small passion fruit soufflé which was quite warm and so fluffy and delicious that I forgot that I didn’t like passion fruit. If only, places would make chocolates soufflés that way, I would be in heaven.

Next and last dish were a tray of petit fours: 4 different kinds.

hazelnut cream over a wafer cookie – light and truly delicious, my favorite of the bunch

banana passionfruit – only non chocolate one of the four, only so-so to me

bittersweet chocolate brownie – very rich, two bites was enough for me

chocolate macaroon – good, but I was stuffed at this point.

All in all, I was really glad that we went, however, it was really a lot of sweets. Presentation of each dessert was beautiful and very creative. I wish the combinations were better. First plate, one chocolate dish only and then, all passion fruit in the second and then way too much chocolate in the petit fours. Afterwards, we decided, we should have ordered maybe two or three and the four of us could have shared. It was just too much. It was lots of fun and a decadent treat for those once in a while occasions. We did theater first and instead of a full dinner before as per usual, we decided to have a very light dinner and make this the main eating event after theater. This menu is served at after 9:30pm 7 days a week.

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