You can have a Great Forking Dinner out and not so good Desserts at the same place

It sounds forking weird but you can go out to dinner and have this really forking great meal so good that you also actually look forward to having dessert too and you just kind of forking assume that dessert will be great if everything else is great. All the appetizers and dinners we had at this place were forking appetizing and delicious. It was restaurant week and we were getting appetizers, dinners and forking dessert too!

Gazpacho from Urban Vine Phoenix AZ

Gazpacho from Urban Vine Phoenix AZ

Bruschetta from Urban Vine Phoenix AZ

Bruschetta from Urban Vine Phoenix AZ

Pulled Pork under Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf from Urban Vine Phoenix AZ

Pulled Pork under Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf from Urban Vine Phoenix AZ

Basil Salmon from Urban Vine Phoenix AZ

Basil Salmon from Urban Vine Phoenix AZ

The dinners were also forking amazing. Cooked to perfection and seasoned just so.

Next desserts arrive and it seemed as if somebody other than a pastry chef prepared them. The desserts do taste home made but not so good to me. (your opinion may forking differ) I didn’t think it was possible that the amazing perfectly prepared dinner I had could have made the same chef that made the desserts I tried from this restaurant.

Most chefs do work very hard and are always working. Many chefs also work very long hours because so much work goes into preparing all the foods they prepare. Sometimes they do have someone else make the desserts for them like a pastry chef or another cook in the kitchen sometimes makes the desserts.

I tried the Meyer Lemon Pots de Creme. I had many pots de creme before and I also prepare them myself once or twice a year. They are a very sophisticated kind of pudding but are made with higher quality ingredients than pudding.  Instead of using  starchy  thickeners like the way you make pudding  the Pots de Creme are thickened with egg yolks that you carefully cook in milk and cream. Pots de Creme should be dense and rich with a smooth velvety mouth feel. They are usually topped with whipped cream and are normally served in a mug.

The Meyer Lemon Pots de Creme I tried from the restaurant had fresh mint wrapped strawberries that tasted good and sat on top of a tart cream. However the Meyer Lemon Pots de Creme tasted like lemon curd that went kind of  wrong. It was thick, lumpy, maybe pasty, and lacked lemon flavor to me. It was also somewhat eggy tasting and tasted more eggy than lemony.

Meyer Lemon Pots de Creme from Urban Vine Phoenix AZ

Meyer Lemon Pots de Creme from Urban Vine Phoenix AZ

So then I tried the Nutella Tart.

Nutella Tart Urban Vine Phoenix AZ

Nutella Tart Urban Vine Phoenix AZ

The filling would have been GOOD if it wasn’t so forking sweet. The thick crust was tough and also was sweet.  A buttery salted delicate crust would taste better to me.  The banana however was delicious and I liked the crunchy caramelized sugar on it.

I note that was just my forking opinion and your forking opinion may differ and it’s possible that  I tried the “practice batch.”

You can get a really great dinner out but that doesn’t mean the dessert will be great to you too.

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