On a recent trip to London my friends and I took a little trip to William Curley's wonderful patissier and chocolate shop near Sloane Square for a little visit to the Dessert Bar.
On a Saturday and Sunday afternoons they host the Dessert Bar - a take on the traditional afternoon tea - not a cake or sandwich in sight - just lots and lots of desserts. Sugar overload it most definitely is.....amazing it most definitely is.....
Sorry the photos aren't that great - the light wasn't that good, but believe me the desserts were amazing.
First up, a white champagne and peach granita - an icy sweet dish that cleansed the palate. Oh and the glass of champagne was an added bonus...
Next came the most delicious chocolate ice cream on a buttery crumble base.
This was followed by a vanilla rice pudding with raspberry compote.
Apple tart tartin with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce was the next mouth-watering course.
The final dessert was the piece-de-la-resistance! Truly a heart stopping (almost literally), a chocolate and orange entremet with orange and vanilla sauce - their take on a jaffa cake....an amazing one at that.
Entremet is french for between courses or simply dessert, marking the end of the serving of courses. In patisserie terms they are a classic French dessert with layers of mousse, cremaux, cake and often a crunch.
I certainly didn't want to eat anything sweet for at least 24 hours but it was a great experience.