Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Mini-desserts

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Food find: Mini-desserts

It occurs to me that I haven't raved about the National Press Club in more than a week. The horrors! Alas, I attended a Northwestern alumni event tonight at NPC and not only was the food and drink fabulous, but the conversation was stimulating as well.

The event was titled "Force and Foreign Policy: The Future of U.S. Diplomacy Post-Iraq" and had an impressive array of panelists. They brought up interesting foreign relations issues such as the fact that there are more people dedicated to the Armed Forces musicial bands than there are in the entire diplomatic force. It really sends a message when there armed forces in such an overwhelming manner.

Regardless, the press club did not disappoint on the food end as well. They've taken to a popular trend as well in the mini-dessert. High-end restaurants and chains such as TGI Friday's alike have taken to this design of offering a pairing or more of minuscule bites of desserts, usually that take no more than two bites. At some eateries, these desserts are served in shot glasses. At the press club, the bites were nestled in petite paper wrappers for ease of eating. I got a key lime pie slice, a mini-tiramisu and a tiny fruit tart. Everything was delicious -- fresh ingredients, pretty presentation, artfully crafted for the scale and sharp tastes abound.

I'm going to miss the press club


daphne said...

i love mini desserts like that! can try a bite of everything.. ;p

FH said...

Love Tiramasu. Looks yum.
Happy Diwali, it's tomorrow!:)

Finla said...

Love mini desserts. You can have more and haave the feeling that you didn't eat a lot :-)
Thankyou for the Diwali greetings.
Happy Diwali to you.

A Mature Student said...

I can't see the pictures but mini tiramisu sounds delightful but to make the mini ones at home must be so tedious.

stay-at-home mum said...

I have a weakness for desserts too! Eveything looks good!

Seema said...

Yummy Desserts.. Can i grab one of your blog??? Thanks for stopping by my blog.Happy Diwali to u.. though belated better late than never!!

Stella said...

lucky you Kelly:) I'm fond of mini desserts as well, they're so easy to bite on;P

Heart of Rachel said...

Those desserts look very appetizing. It's almost dinner and I'm getting hungry. :)

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Dana said...

Ah, gotta love the NPC. I let my membership lapse a few years back, but I'm there for pressers all the time. The muffins and coffee in the morning are pretty good :).