Thursday, October 28, 2010

What warm chocolate dessert dreams are made of: Veritable Quandary


Answer: Warm, almost flourless, chocolate cake with pistachio ice cream and French cherries ($8). All thanks to my Greek friend from rural Texas, Caliopy, of Ugly Mozart, for luring me to Portland's waterfront on a sunny afternoon for some chocolate and martinis. It is the best warm chocolate dessert I've ever had, meriting its very own post. The combination of the accompanying creamy fresh pistachio ice cream crown,  robust cherry pond and deep warm chocolate cake was magic. My favorite desert, ever. 

All you need in life: chocolate, cherries and pistachios

And here she is, armed with a lavender lemon martini.

Prepping for first bite

That about sums it up

Veritable Quandary
1220 SW 1st Ave
Portland, OR 97204
503.227.7342

11 comments:

elra said...

How delicious ! I wish I could tasted as well.

Anonymous said...

I had been arguing with my close friend on this issue for quite a while, base on your ideas prove that I am right, let me show him your webpage then I am sure it must make him buy me a drink, lol, thanks.

- Kris

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Indie.Tea said...

Wow, that dessert sounds phenomenal. I think that cherries and chocolate are a magical combo...

Anna A. said...

elra - When are you coming to Portland...? :)

Kris - hah, ok nice. Make it a double.

Indie.Tea - cherries and chocolate belong together!

Helen said...

I hope you each had your own dessert because if I were there, I'd want that all to myself :)

Anna A. said...

Helen - haha we shared one, but next time I'm getting my own. No questions asked!

ChocoMeat said...

Ah! Veritable Quandary... a good one. And THAT looks deeelicious.

Ruth Abatzoglou said...

Looks like you are eating well. Take care. Love mom

Ruth Abatzoglou said...

Looks like you are eating well. Take care. Love mom

Anna A. said...

Chocomeat - Mmmm yes! I can't wait to go back for more. Good to know you approve :)

Mom - Yes indeed, chocolate for sure.