Monday, 28 June 2010
In Australia earlier this year many of the restaurants we ate at offered a shared dessert plate with some / all of their desserts in mini form for the table to share. They don't do this in the UK (to my knowledge...if you know somewhere give me the heads up please), but they should. It stopped the um-ing and ah-ing over what to choose, and as everyone knows that dessert is the one thing at the end of a meal that everyone tucks into ("can we have spoons all round please") it seems a very sensible option for restaurants to add, plus you can accurately decide which is the dessert for you if you happen to visit again...
This pic was taken at Charcoal Lane on Gertrude Street in Melbourne, a restaurant that tries to use as many native Australian ingredients in their cooking as possible. They also run a training scheme for local aboriginal & disadvantaged young people looking to get into full time employment. So you're eating great food and helping people at the same time. I'd recommend it.