Monday, October 18, 2010

Day 64

Zuppa al Cioccolato: For the past week and a half, I've purposely stayed away from restaurants. I'd been doing a lot of eating out prior to my break, and I was starting to get burnt. I've always found that if I frequent restaurants too much within a small amount of time, everything starts tasting the same. The break has been good for me, and cooking at home has been refreshing. However, I was craving something sweet after dinner tonight, and when the GF called and said she was at Fritti, I decided to fall off the restaurant wagon and check out what desserts they had.
Fritti's menu doesn't have a huge dessert selection, but I noticed one that I couldn't resist trying: Zuppa al Cioccolato. The menu described it as "warm Belgian chocolate soup with croutons and hazelnut whipped cream". I was sold, so I gladly ordered. How could chocolate soup be bad? The server sat it down a few minutes later, and the smell coming off the bowl was amazing. The taste was even better - it was like eating spoonfuls of melted, creamy Nutella. The hazelnut whipped cream added a lighter texture, and there were a few whole hazelnuts floating on top with the croutons (which were chocolate flavored, of course). Wow. Definitely one of the best desserts I've had in a long time.

If you're ever at Fritti, save room for this one - you won't be let down.