If you have followed me for a while, you know that I’m a dessert junkie. I would easily swap lunch or dinner for dessert anytime, with no hesitation. So, when I find good desserts, I’m in foodie heaven, and I get slightly obssesed with them. I can eat them over and over again, and never get tired of good desserts.
Recently, I had one of those dessert revelation moments. I know, I sound like I’m exaggerating, but I swear I am not. It is hard to find places that have good food and good desserts. Most haveone or the other, but Tap House Kitchen hit the spot both with the food and dessert.
I’m not going to tallk about the food because I already poured my heart out in my article “American Cuisine with a Twist”. There I promised you great desserts, and lots of it. So let’s get started.
The first on my list is the Butter Cake. I have only had it once at another restaurant that is famous for it, (Mastro’s), but let me say that Tap House is a very close, extremely close competitor for the title of “Best Butter Cake.” Someone asked me on Instagram which one I preferred, and my answer was that I’d have to have Mastro’s again to do a fair comparison, because I haven’t had it in a while. However, what I do remember about Mastro’s is the price fortheir butter cake; almost $20 dollars. Taking price into account, I have to say Tap House is my favorite. Not only for the price, but for the flavor: the fluff, the buttery sensation, the sugary crunch.… Oh yeah, it’s a love affair.
Next in the spot light, is the key lime pie. Can you referencea more summery flavor thankey lime pie? If you have gone to the Florida Keys and eaten key lime pie there, you will understand my excitement, if not, let me explain it to you. It is hard to get a good key lime pie, just for the simple fact that people think that they have to offset the acid of the lime with sugar.Most pie end up being overly sweet; too much for one person, unless they want a sugar coma. That’s exactly why I love the key lime pie at Tap House. It was done right: not too sweet so the lime flavor is not lost, and not too much acid so that you feel like eating it with salt, and a shot of tequila!
Key lime pie
And finally, the gluten- free brownie. I’m not going to lie, I liked it, but I’m not in that state of mind called, “diet mode on,” or have any problems with gluten. I don’t need to watch calories and control what to eat. If you are in that mindset, you will appreciate a gluten- free option like this brownie. It was fudgy, rich, gooey and certainly not what you might expect of agluten-free food. I usually expect to lose a lot of texture compared with the real versions of the dishes they are recreating. I appreciate the variety of options, and had I not been told in advance that the brownies were gluten free, I would have been fooled.
Gluten free brownie
I have a very sad update to make on this post. I recently visited Tap House Kitchen again and they are not making the Butter Cake or any of the desserts mentioned in this post. They have a new pastry chef and a new dessert menu, I tried their Cake Flight and sadly I had them take it out my bill.