The Old-School Dessert Plate is Alive, if Not Well, At Taverna

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​Behold! Dessert Plate! I first met you back in high school, where I thanklessly waited tables at a seafood-meets-steak house on the Chesapeake Bay. There, in the walk-in fridge, you sat perched at the ready, covered in cellophane and prepared to advertize your glorious bounty to diners already stuffed with cheap steak and cheese biscuits.

Is that a German chocolate cake I see? Indeed it is! Look how you lean after hours of duty. Slumped from the exhaustion of tirelessly hawking your subtle sweetness all afternoon -- or did you work last evening too? Perhaps your posture is a gesture, so I might better see the soggy tiramisu hiding in your shadow. He deserves attention too.

Or flourless chocolate cake! Impressive. Between a burnt creme brulee and a stiff strawberry panna cotta you wait, ready to release your molten goo when liberated by the tines of my fork. I won't tell anyone you're nothing more than undercooked brownie batter. Your secret is safe with me.

You harken another era, Taverna dessert tray. One where broiled fish and a vegetable medley of squash and carrots could be dressed up with a garnish of curly leaf parsley and a lemon slice. Where polyester bow ties marked uniform of choice for a discerning wait staff and smoking was allowed at the bar.

Surely there's a better way to advertize dessert offerings -- on a printed menu with delicious descriptions, or teased out by a server with colorful and salacious verbiage delivered at each table after entrees are cleared. Anything would be better than you, a tired-looking tray of desserts plated hours ago. The practice stopped at nearly every other respectable restaurant. And, as difficult as this is to say, after delivering such a wonderful brunch, it should probably stop at Taverna, too.

Location Info

Taverna Pizzeria and Risotteria - CLOSED

3210 Armstrong Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant


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Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Dear Scott.   First!  Will you ask the Taverna if he thinks the Patriots can go all the way, based upon that body of work yesterday?  Will CJ start game one?  Will you ask the chocolate cake if, when I go hiking tomorrow, I should go Ozark or Quashita?  Should I bring the petite sirloin, or that marinated chicken (pickled jalapeno juice and Coke)?  Shall I drive through the Winding Stairs Rec. area, or go North bout Tulsa way?  So many frickin' choices! 

Recipe o' The Day:King Ranch Chicken....I need requests for the recipe; or I'll post a Kergie "best of"-yes, that's a threat! 

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Kergs:

Pats No.

CJ yes:

King Ranch yardbird: I''ll have to get the recipe from the lovely young lady, whom I'm leaving alone tonight.

I too, would like to take Scott to task, Yo Scott.. You want to know what drive traffic?

Well good, glad you care. Hit some strip club lunches. Tell us about em. Do it again. Tell us about it. Or, tag out to one of the chicks. Dessert table in a cafe I won't be going to, isn't entertaining/helping this Guy

And one more thing: What'd ya think about Garrett's play calling in the 4th?

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