This week's Dinner & A Show is a departure from the savory you've come to expect. No gravy today. Not even a shred of meat or ribbon of pasta. This time, it's all about the rich decadence at the end of a meal.
On Sun., Feb. 26, the Missouri Botanical Garden will host Sugared, Spiced and Everything Iced. The special exhibit features delicate and imaginative cake, cupcake and cookie creations from the St. Louis Metropolitan Sugar Art Guild. These masterful, Wonka-esque creations are sure to delight and inspire spectators.
When you've tired of looking at goodness you can't eat, venture to the recently opened Desserts on the Boulevard for your own slice of heaven.
Not to be missed on the menu is the Diva's Delight, featuring two layers of chocolate cake separated by brandied cherries. Chocolate ganache frosts the sides, and the top is crowned with whipped cream and premium chocolate.
If you're more of a bread pudding fan, give The Fetish a whirl. The dessert arrives drizzled with a creamy orange vanilla sauce. For an extra thrill, I suggest splurging on a scoop of ice cream (from Serendipity) on the side.
And, don't forget the coffee. Perfectly brewed, it will put an exclamation point on the end of your outing.
Desserts on the Boulevard, 3949 Lindell Blvd., Central West End, 314.533.3377, dessertsontheblvd.com
Sugared, Spiced and Everything Iced at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Sat., Feb. 26, from 10am to 4pm, 4344 Shaw Blvd., 314.577.5100, mobot.org
Amy Burdge writes Eat It, St. Louis!, a blog dedicated to the pure love of food, the artistry and passion of those who create it and the sheer experience it provides.