A couple of weeks ago I saw the cutest desserts ever at a Seasons 52 restaurant in Atlanta. We had a company dinner and the restaurant was amazingly crowded for a Monday night. Their unique approach to dining, offering a menu inspired by the seasons and the fresh market, is very popular.
For appetizers we had some flatbread, which is almost like a gourmet pizza on super-thin crust. I had curry Kobia fish with rice and grean beans and it was very good! Now, I’m not a big eater (quantity-wise) and my portion was sufficient, but if you are very hungry or used to big plates, then this place is not for you. What I really liked was the healthy twist they give to their dishes: low-cal (under 475 calories), low-carb, fresh and seasonal ingredients, lots of veggies and moderate portions.
Their biggest hit however, was the dessert tray. I usually skip dessert when eating at a restaurant, but these desserts really looked tempting and they were only 200 calories each! Have you ever had, seen or heard of “shotglass desserts?” Also called “dessert shooters?” It was created by Seasons 52 and they call it ‘mini-indulgences’, now copied by other restaurants. Before my visit to this place, I didn’t even know American restaurants served mini desserts!
The waitress offered a variety of mini trifles, from double chocolate mousse, to tiramisu and key lime pie (one of my favorites). How can you decline that? One of those was just enough to finish off a great dinner! Without feeling guilty…
As I was planning my Thanksgiving dinner, I kept wondering what to make that would actually get eaten. After a big meal at my house I usually get stuck with desserts because no one has room for anything else. And then … aha!! Why not make some shotglass desserts? They’re mini and they’re cute!
Since I only learned about these a few weeks ago, I had no idea how to make dessert shooters, so off I went to surf the web. Don’t you love the internet? I found some great ideas that I will be trying out this Thanksgiving. Chocolate mousse, raspberry trifle, key lime pie, and more.
Here are some wonderful resources I found, plus a video on how to make these fancy, yet simple desserts. The beauty is in the presentation and I think that beautiful food makes you enjoy it even more.
Mini Desserts Recipe
If you are having problems viewing the video on this blog, go directly to the site at http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Make-Mini-Desserts-172964123 .
More ideas and instructions on how to make the dessert shooters: http://www.ehow.com/how_4862733_dessert-shooter-everyone-will-love.html
Be sure to come back to find out how my experiment went.
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