With the current rage in the dining scene to make desserts center stage, I am looking forward to returning this fall to Parlour in the Kensal Green area of London for Chef Jesse Dunford Wood’s star epicurean performance. This tour de force is definitely worth a detour!
While Chef Wood’s first act of savory courses deserves great applause, his dessert tasting menu gets a standing ovation!
First words of advice- Book his private tasting table for you and your six best “mates.”
Second words of advice- Relax and enjoy the show.
As sweet sensations are the focus here, the charismatic Chef Wood takes you into another world when he dons earphones on you and your guests and puts on a dessert extravaganza to a medley of Disney-esque tunes. He first prepares your long table for this confectionary spread by rolling out aluminum foil over its entire length and anointing each square inch with flavored cheesecakes, luscious macarons, s’mores made on site with a blow torch, multiple variations on British Arctic Rolls (ice-cream filled cakes), chocolate truffles, and the list goes on and on. The entire display is painted with a Jackson Pollack array of caramel, chocolate and berry sauces. I could easily become a Chef Wood groupie and return every week for this sugar rush, but I don’t have enough elastic in my wardrobe.
Last words of advice- Be sure to catch the Parlour, one of the best shows in London. A culinary hit not to be missed when you¹re craving a very sweet evening.
By Guest Blogger, Susan Robbins, C-CAP President