Sunday, March 23, 2008

Diaspora from Liege

When My Beloved and I spent two weeks in Belgium about four years ago, we discovered a heavenly dessert named ostensibly for the city of its origin, Cafe' Liegeois. The version we were served in Paris was different, but no less delicious. It contained the same ingredients - coffee ice cream, whipped cream and coffee syrup - but combined in a different way.

The French version is a coffee sundae but with such a more distinct coffee flavor than we enjoy in ice cream here in California. While nearly as sweet and creamy, somehow the French manage to get much more of the coffee essence into the mix. The result is as decadent and luxurious a dessert as one could ask for.

I asked for it more than once.


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