My friends know that I have a sweet tooth. I live for all the desserts and delicacies that my mom has prepared for us while we were growing up. One of my favorite desserts is the Brazo de Mercedes. I can actually finish a whole roll. Eating the Brazo de Mercedes is a process that can be likened to how we eat the Oreo. Do you start with the Meringue? Or would you start with the creme-yema filling? I actually prefer starting with the Meringue and ending with the filling.
Last weekend, when we dined @ the Terrace, I was debating over getting the Brazo de Mercedes or the Panna Coffee. If I had not finished a slice of Brazo de Mercedes the day before, this would not be such a difficult choice to make. In the end, I thought that trying out a new way of preparing one of my favorite desserts is an opportunity that can not be passed up. The menu said – Frozen Brazo de Mercedes. Writing about it just now – makes me want to call the restaurant to ask them if they are open at this ungodly hour ( almost midnight ) so I can order the dessert.
What makes the dessert special? Everything about the dessert is well thought of. Of course, one can argue that you can’t go wrong with this dessert. I beg to disagree because I’ve seen preparations wherein the meringue was mushy and the creme-yema filling is too sweet. At the Terrace, they had the right consistency. As an added bonus to the meringue and creme-yema, they actually layered it on top of a frozen cake ( or Ice cream – depending on how you actually see it ). The shaved orange zest on top leaves a really refreshing taste to the dessert which I just loved.
This is the third and last entry on our dining experience at the Terrace @ 5th. I encourage everyone to try the restaurant. Before I conclude – I would also like to indicate that the service is impeccable. I was telling Regina that I actually like restaurants where the waiter actually waits and observes if you are ready for your next course and asks you about it – instead of delivering them all at once.
I said it in my previous entry – and I will say it again – I am coming back soon so I can try the other dishes --- or maybe I can order the same dishes --- I think I’m hooked.