Tiramisu seems to be a menu staple at almost any restaurant I've frequented, but yet, I've never tried it. Almost everyone I know loves it and highly recommends it, but yet, I resist. Why? Because I'm actually afraid I'll like it! My fear is that if I like the "pick me up" dessert it will become one more sinful item I'll have to resist when counting calories and more so, I don't want to become an espresso soaked Lady Fingers addict! I figure that if I never know what the Italian creation tastes like, I can't miss or crave it. Admittedly, the logic above seems silly and doesn't even take into consideration that I may not like tirmasu! Today's mission: tackle tiramisu.
Angelina Ristorante, a neighborhood favorite trattoria, supplied me with an order of tiramisu for my taste test. It was a whipped chocolate delight with hints of coffee throughout, but to no failure of the restaurant itself, I must admit their creme brulee is better! My waist line will have nothing to worry about with this dessert. Scale 1, dessert 0. Fear conquered!
If you're in Chicago, check out Angelina Ristorante, it's worth every penny! My favorites are the garganelli pasta and creme brulee!