Dessert In Just Three Bites
Cookwork Perspective: See how the trend to smaller tasting plates of desserts is taking hold in France. Better nutrition and better food cost are only 2 of the benefits.
Dessert in Just Three Bites
The end-of-meal treat taking over France is fast, feels like a bargain and is, of course, delicious.
It is called a "café gourmand," and it's breaking the long-standing luncheon tradition of separate courses of cheese or dessert, followed by coffee. As the French spend less time at lunch and favor healthier fare, more opt for the sweet shortcut of an espresso served on the same plate with a few bite-size desserts like chocolate cake, madeleine or fruit salad.