In honor of Valentine's Day I decided to go on a Chowda Scouting mission for something chocolate. This was also a good excuse to visit Pastiche, my absolute favorite place for dessert. Pastiche makes the best cheesecake, not too heavy or overwhelmingly sweet. The fruit tart is light and flavorful. My fiance adores the chocolate mousse cake and often goes for any of their seasonal specials. I decided to branch out and try something new... the waitress recommended the mocha dacquoise.* Mocha Dacquoise is described as "dark chocolate sponge and almond meringue filled with coffee mousse. finished with coffee buttercream and chocolate glaze."
I really enjoyed all the different flavors in each layer of the cake, it reminded me of a tiramisu. If your looking to take your honey out for dessert go to Pastiche! Or if you want to bring home a sampling of sweets check out their amazing array of cookies, cannoli, macaroons, brownies, rugelach and Valentines day specials!
Pastiche is tucked away on Federal Hill at 92 Spruce Street. (it's one over from Atwells)
Open: Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 AM to 11 PM
Friday & Saturday, 8:30 AM to 11:30 PM Sunday, 10 AM to 10 PM
*I've been cracking myself up by saying mocha dacquoise with an over the top French accent... Now I can't say it without giggling or speaking in a fake french accent.