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What is a parfait?

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What is a parfait?

free sample addict aka Tracy L | Mar 4, 2008 04:38 PM

I was under the impression it was layers of whipped cream and fruit served in a parfait/sundae glass. The last 2 times I've had a parfait they didn't resemble one at all. The first was deconstructed, had a pots du creme served its own little pot, a side of compote and a cookie. The next one I had frozen custard, caramel, nuts and whipped cream but was in a wedge form (it was to die for). Is my idea of a parfait wrong or is it just a matter of interpretation? Thanks

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