Grande Lux Cafe on National Dessert Day!

by jerseygirl on October 14, 2016 · 2 comments

img_0050-copy-copyI took a little blogging hiatus and I am back and ready to make you hungry. Today is National Dessert Day and I am going to make you crave something sweet. Last week I was invited to sample some desserts from  Grand Lux Cafe and believe me, it was a very sweet evening.

First, the wonderful people at Grand Lux Cafe treated us to a cocktail and some appetizers. While I could always eat dessert for dinner, I am always happy to have a cocktail and something savory first. The Asian Pear Martini was the perfect cocktail for fall. Then we continued to sample their Ahi Cerviche, Asian Nachos, and Buffalo Chicken Bites.

ap-collageNext, their chef had an interactive demonstration making their Warm Sticky Bun Bread Pudding right in front of our eyes. It was just a heavenly dessert. I was lucky to get a copy of the recipe because you bet I will be making this during the holidays. It is a decadent dessert and perfect with the freshly whipped cream, sugared pecans and whiskey sauce. It just screams special! Stay tuned for a post with the recipe in the future.

We sampled some key lime pie, chocolate molten cake, warm butter cake with ice cream and strawberries, and warm apple pie. Am I making you hungry yet? I am sure you are thinking about a nice glass of cold milk by now to go with all these scrumptious desserts. Actually, I had a lovely decaf cappuccino at Grand Lux Cafe which complimented all the desserts.

collage-dessertsWhile all these scrumptious desserts had my mouth watering, this last one might be my favorite. The New Orleans Beignets are hot and made to order. They come with a trio of sauces and covered in powdered sugar. They are crispy, light and so good that I can eat the whole basket myself. As if all this wasn’t enough, Grand Lux Cafe also sent us home with a box of their Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies. This treat made the husband and teenage son in my house very happy.

img_0150All the desserts are made to order so be prepared to wait a bit. Or they will take your dessert order when you order dinner so its ready at the perfect time. I like to stop by for a cocktail or cup of coffee and leisurely wait for my dessert.

Forget the calories today! They don’t count on National Dessert Day! Go get a piece of warm butter cake, some beignets or some crispy but chewy chocolate chip cookies. Have a great weekend too!

 

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Katrina October 16, 2016 at 12:06 am

Fun to see a blog post from you! I met Shelby in August and told her I hadn’t seen anything from you for a while. And the reason that is okay is because I haven’t blogged since July and was feeling really guilty about it. But hiatuses are good! Hoping to get back in time for a few yummy things for the holidays. 😉

Rosalind January 2, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Man, those desserts look amazing!

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