Tuesday, December 28, 2010
On a trip to New York City, my husband and I ate at some overpriced restaurant before going to a Broadway show. It was a nice enough meal, professional service, blah, blah, blah. When it came time for dessert, the waiter flourished a bowl of fruit and said, "Perhaps the lady would care for some lovely fruit for dessert?"
Now, I like fruit. But I'm from the Midwest. Fruit, no matter how ripe and luscious, is not a restaurant dessert in my book. Serve it at brunch. Eat a quick bowl for breakfast. Enjoy for lunch when tired of salad. Have some for a snack.
But it's just not dessert. I'd rather eat cheese for my final course, like the French, before I ordered a bowl of fruit.
Bless Mr. Tallgrass, I'm sure he saw my look of dismay. He leaned over to the waiter and said in a mock-whisper:
"The lady likes CHOCOLATE."
Oh yes! I LOVE CHOCOLATE. The more, the richer, the darker, the better.
And that's what I was thinking when I saw this brocade. Rich chocolate goodness. Had to have some of it!
It's satiny and delicious. It could be yours too because I made an extra for Etsy.
And what did Santa bring me for Christmas?
I must have been a good girl this year. :)