Well let me tell you, this souffle was worth the belly ache! The souffle came piping hot, and fuffly high. You could tell that the majority of the 20 minutes we needed to wait was spent whisking the egg whites to the highest possible peak. When it arrived tableside, the waiter, dug a well and poured a lovely vanilla creme anglaise. So let's begin with the chocolate. Rich, but not sweet. Decadent and sublime. Nothing could make this souffle any better with the exception of the creme anglaise. It was like melted ice cream. Studded with specks of vanilla bean throughout, it was sweet, creamy, and the perfect foil to the chocolate background.
I had to admit I was quite full when we finished brunch and was actually wavering on desert. However, when Mayumi told me she had never had one, I could not pass this opportunity and I was so glad we didn't. It was the perfect ending to a perfect meal. Well done Bottega Louie, well done!
Can you see the vanilla bean studded througout?
As if it couldn't have gotten any higher
Look how happy she looks!
P.S. don't worry, we didn't let those lovely deserts in the window go unloved. We took a few home for later and I must say, as I am not a true macaroon fan, I was shocked and amazed to know I loved these! The tira misu wasn't bad either...in fact...let's just say I think this is what heaven looks like...or at least the lobby.