It’s midnight and that means #tbt
has begun! As I’m wide awake and reminiscing about my entire lunch with the beautiful lady and soul @beyondtheplate__ at @hooganetbeaufort this photo came to mind. Such a lovely, sweet, surprising, and very generous ending given to both Heidi and I by none other than chef/owner of @hooganetbeaufort the talented @marcandrejette
As someone that more often than not looks at the dessert menu first, yup I said it and I have no shame. Sadly, it’s not often that I find sticky toffee pudding, much less one that is prepared as it should be. Marc Andre and his staff hit the spot perfectly and beautifully decorated as well.
What is sticky toffee pudding? To clear the misconception, it’s not a pudding. Far from it.
It’s a common British dessert that is a bite of pure comfort with a burst of spices.
Made with a soft, tender cake that tastes very similar to a Gingersnap cookie. It has the warmth from the cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and sometimes a tad of pepper for that unknown kick.
The cake is usually served with a butter and brown sugar sauce, that adds a whole other layer of comfort.
I won’t lie, this dessert is sweet and rich that’s where I thought it was brilliant to serve it with a tangy plum compote that was the right buttery note to cut down on the richness and sweetness this dessert has. All of this finished with a beautiful, silky tangerine ice cream and edible flowers to add that final beautiful touch.
From the dessert, to the overall lunching experience at @hooganetbeaufort in great company with @heidi_the_wander_woman this is a moment that I will cherish and remember it for a very long time.
Once again, a huge thank you to Heidi @beyondtheplate__ Marc Andre @marcandrejette and his as always outstanding staff.
A lunch experience that I honestly recommend for any foodie to experience.
Reasonably priced, and memorable lunch experience.
Last but not least, a big shoutout to my foodie advisor, @miss.t.nguyen @miss.t.nguyen.pigsout who we often shared common taste in restaurants, and suggested for me to go back to @hooganetbeaufort for lunch. 👍❣️🙋♀️🙏