Contrary to common sense–the sense in question being taste–there are people who will, under certain circumstances, decline dessert. Picture a summer Brooklyn wedding in an outdoor venue: how many guests will have the endurance to stomach a dense cake after so many courses? Yet what’s a wedding without a cake?
Fortunately, not all cakes are created equal, and the same goes for pie, ice cream, pastries, and so on. While everyone loves a decadent dessert, it’s getting a bit warm for extravagance. Expert NYC caterers such as ourselves know full well that a light fruit pie can be just as satisfying as your average bacon-infused Lower East Side sundae.
A few rules of thumb for summer desserts:
- Don’t be afraid of fruit: Yes, healthy can be good, too. Few things combat humidity better than a slice of fresh peach cobbler topped with a perspiring dollop of whipped cream. Similarly, strawberries and pineapples dipped in chocolate will blend nicely with the characteristic intensity of chocolate. Which brings us to our next rule…
- Chocolate should compliment, not dominate: Chocolate can truly complete a dessert, but it shouldn’t be the complete dessert–during the summer, that is. Just consider the chips in a chocolate chip cookie, little treasures of moist sweetness buried in a beach of baked dough.
- We all scream for ice cream: We really do. Our ice cream sundae bars are always a hit; give us a spin at your next event and craft your own masterful dessert.