There are not many desserts that I won’t eat…and enjoy thoroughly. A tiny bit of something sweet is the perfect finale to every meal. I even keep semi-sweet chocolate baking chips in my freezer, for a quick fix.
I originally wanted to indulge in the Chocolate & Gingerbread Ho-Ho, but they were eighty-sixed by the time we arrived. That’s okay. I had fond memories of the homemade pop tarts at Bouchon Bakery in Yountville and have been coveting the perfect replacement ever since they removed it from their pastry repertoire.
I started my sugar-high with the Cinnamon Hot Chocolate topped with toasted marshmallows.
An unidentifiable object arrived at the table. With its heavy layer of shredded white cheddar, it definitely did not resemble a typical dessert.
I like cheese. I like pastry crust. I like apples.
And individually, the dough had the perfect balance of flaky and crunchy, the cheese was fresh, the apple was tart, yet sweet. Together? It was strange. I kept going in for another bite just to see if this unfamiliar combination would become friends in my mouth. Nope.
I am going back to The Monterey. For the Ho-Ho.
Have you ever had this combination? What’s the strangest dessert you have ever eaten?