How many chocolate tarts have you tasted in your life? Countless.
How many vegan chocolate tarts are among those encounters? More than a few.
But how many Raw Chocolate Tarts do you get to try? In Philadelphia?
Coming across a raw dessert on a menu is uncommon, and always refreshing.
We didn't have the Canon Rebel on us, so this cell phone memory of a Raw Chocolate Tart at Horizons does not do the dessert justice. I caught bits and pieces of pastry chef Kate's description, as I was mesmerized by the glass-like top of the tart that shimmers in this photo...date crust, coconut macaroons, dried orange, some silky type of nut cream...what a sweet, rich, innovative surprise.
This is not on the menu, but if it ever is, I promise to share the news, really...Thanks to Kate for letting us try this.
The oppression of winter foods has been getting to me lately, so the other night, I made a turn for the brighter, cleaner flavors that will resurface in my diet in the next couple of months.
Why had I not tried the Hearts of Palm Cake before? Such a light and remarkable dish. Again, extremely different from most vegan entrees I have tried, and exactly what I needed to start my weekend. A little bit of a food staycation.