I am rarely impressed with dessert places. They aren’t really a restaurant or a coffee shop where one can hang for hours ordering one thing after another unless one is born with sweet teeth! Berry’d Alive proved me wrong. I was there purely to try out the dessert craze that I am caught in midst of where all my friends swear by this and other places. I went and ordered the hazel nut crème pot, one of their signature offerings the person at the counter informed me. While I waited at the counter of this really small dessert joint right inside 12th Main, beyond Habanero and Humming Tree, I was really impressed with their diverse menu. They have NOT kept things mundane at ice creams and cakes and pastries, albeit they DO have all of the above. Instead they’ve come out with this really nice, innovative, and around the world dessert creations and brought them home. Brilliant!
My dessert was great. It didn’t have a very strong flavor of hazelnut. The hint of hazelnut in the chocolate was mild, though rich, soft and creamy. Every spoon of it effortlessly pleased my palate while being savored in the mouth even after. There was no inconsistency in the cream at all. But the nutty crunchy brown base pot was a bit of a show stealer, being so fabulously done, and being the final perfect finish to every bite. The perfect contrast to the smooth cream!
Their desserts don’t have egg, which will be a welcome change for my vegetarian friends! Prices range from 115-150. Thumbs up!