dessert at il moro
- westsidegal Oct 21, 2007 12:16 PM
my friend and i stopped at il moro for dessert on friday night.
we ordered two things: a chocolate cake and Torta Di Mele
(Homemade apple tart with a sweet balsamic caramel sauce)
the chocolate cake, was as dense as a chocolate truffle candy, but somehow didn' t have a strong chocolate flavor. we ended up leaving most of this on the plate.
but the apple tart--this was a different story.
it was PERFECT--absolutely SUBLIME
the combination of richness, sweetness, saltiness, and tartness made for the best execution of this type of dessert i have ever experienced.
imho, this one dessert catapults il moro into the next league up.
Try their chocolate semifreddo and their crema de vaniglia - absolutely sublime. Il Moro is my favorite LA Italian restaurant - and I continue to find new reasons to hold that opinion.
I dined there with a friend on Saturday night, we shared the chocolate creme brulee -- it had fairly deep cocoa flavors w/o being overly sweet, dense or heavy, so it was good.
I am, however, a bit amazed/puzzled by their assortment of dessert offerings, there were about 5 chocolatey desserts offered (not that I am complaining . . . but it is unusual to see a place offer more than 2 choco things).