Eat Dessert First? Why, Thank You New Orleans
Our uncle always says, "Life is short, eat dessert first." But when a New Orleans restaurant started actually offering dessert first, with a discount, we werewhat's the word?suspicious.
There's got to be a catch in 5 Fifty 5's promotion in honor of National Dessert Month. (To begin with, where has this month been all our lives?) The restaurant inside the New Orleans Marriott, whose website boasts "New Orleans fare at its finest, if not freshest"uh, okay thenhas prepared a special menu of five $5.55 desserts, or a tasting menu of $25 for all of them. Order and eat dessert before your dinner, and you get 20 percent off your check.
Certainly the downside isn't in the offerings, which include seven-layer chocolate cake paired with an absinthe shake and a Reese's peanut butter cup terrine. We guess the only danger is that our eyes will be bigger than our stomachs and we won't be able to enjoy the restaurant's other offerings, like its adorable sliders or lobster macaroni and cheese. It's just a risk a diner will have to take.
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[Photo: Julia Rosien]