Five beautiful friends surrounded a table – ‘that table’ – at Garde Manger one steamy Saturday night in July. Food, sublime; wineglasses ever full; soundtrack, a hit list of forgotten dancebeat classics.
"Dessert?" Asked our server. "Of course!" Said The Little Boozy One in the Corner.
Beignets & a brownie sundae, with a bottle of Sauternes, for the table, if you please.
The beignets? Yes, quite delicious, but that brownie? Oh, my and oh la la …
Warm and gooey pudding-y centre;
Rich taste of dense cocoa and fudge;
Seductive mingling with an accomplished partner in crime, melting creamy ice cream.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen that face on you before”, S said to the Little Boozy One.
“Few people have, S, few people have.” was her reply.
And that is how a simple brownie sundae becomes The Dirty Brownie.