Black Forest Torte
Good +++ - Very Good
Cost: $7.95 (estimate) for 1 serving
Purchased from: Gertrude's, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ
Chocolate Fish - Peanut Butter
Macaron - Murre et Chocolat (a taste of the forest)
Purchased from: Paris Rendez-vous, Phoenix, AZ
Welcome to Day #3 of DEFGHIJK Theme Week. Today was "F" day.
I'm traveling this week and it wasn't practical to bring a container of chocolate fondue with me. So, I packed a chocolate frog mold and some fennel, in case I had to make my own chocolate on the fly. However, I needn't have worried.
I found two "forest"-oriented chocolates, and one "fish" chocolate to enjoy in the Phoenix area. This morning we enjoyed a Black Forest Torte from Gertrude's, a farm-to-table restaurant located at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ. (Photos didn't do this dessert justice. It would've looked a lot lovelier on the original plate, vs. jostled around in the "to go" box. So, my apologies to Gertrude's.) And this modern take on black forest cake with dark chocolate curls was fantastic.
The second "taste of the forest" came in the form of a French macaron (murre et chocolat) from the Paris Rendez-vous, a French-style sweet shop in Phoenix, where I also found a chocolate Fish with a peanut butter filling.