This week has been a long, AWESOME week. The highlights were obviously the BRUINS WINNING THE STANLEY CUP (I'm in recoup mode from the parade this morning) and me getting a new job! To celebrate, hubs and I got sushi and decided to give D'Amici's in Melrose another try. While the service hasn't changed, our desserts definitely got better grades this time around.
We got mini-versions of five different things and had a couple bites of each. First up, mini mocha cake.
Mini Mocha Cake
Comments: Awesome mocha frosting, good consistency but bland cake.
Almond Cream Cookie (can't remember the actual name of this one)
Grade: A+ this was our favorite!
Comments: Chewy almondy cookie, pastry cream filled chocolate dome--- awesome! We inhaled this one.
Comments: Pretty much what we expected. Good, but not extraordinary.
Mini Chocolate Torte
Comments: Super soft cake that tasted okay, frosting tasted like it came out of a can from the grocery store- very unimpressed! If they used real, high quality dark chocolate for this it would be amazing.
Comments: Very dense, great coconut flavor, balanced sweetness with toasted coconut and chocolate topping. Slightly dry, and would have been an A+ if there was just a little more chocolate.
Mini Ricotta Cake
Comments: Our least favorite. This was dry, bland, super light lemon flavor, and turned thick/pasty in our mouths when we were eating it. Pretty gross actually and definitely do not recommend this one.
PS-- What do you think of the pictures on this post? Hubby took them all- I think he's a great photographer and I might make him take them all for me from now on. Thank you hubby!