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February 13, 2008

Chocolate Decadence: At the Ritz-Carlton in DC

So I finally went to the Chocolate Decadence at the Ritz-Carlton in DC (near Foggy Bottom), This time it was a $25 per head event where you can choose any 5 of the ~20 chocolate offerings they had. Only five seemed kind of limiting at first but we barely managed to finish 5 items (and we went for the 6pm seating that basically served as dinner for us). The desserts were arranged on a small bar/buffet with the pastry chef, Jerome Girardot, standing behind and answering questions and explaining the offerings. Some of my favorite ones were the ones with more interesting ingredients like the dessert with carrot puree and ganache, and the chocolate and lavender pastry. The yuzu "ice cream cone" was also pretty good.