Post-Pizza Roma, FS and I walked over to Chikalicious to continue our dessert bar exploration. I was pretty confused by there being two locations, directly across the street from each other, but one was closed. Turns out the Dessert Bar – which boasts wine pairings if you like – is only open on weekends, while the Dessert Club is a more casual setting, with counter service only. Funny, it was empty but as soon as we sat down, it became super packed.
A moment here to say – I normally go out of my way to praise excellent service. Well, the service here was just horrible. It was counter service, which is fine, but the guy behind the counter in the completely empty storefront acted like he didn’t want to be there and then gave us the least helpful answers to our questions. Dude, the menu barely explained anything so we wanted to know what certain things were – hello? Very annoying…
(Also, their website is horrible. The menu needs to be reformatted and updated.)
My choice of the tres leches cake was pretty good – not too sweet and a nice bite. But for $7.95, ummm, not worth it.
FS’s choice of green tea lava cake was definitely the winner of the night – a really crisp, chewy crust, with an oozing, lightly tart inside, served alongside yuzu sorbet… yum! Hers was also $7.95, and took a few minutes to come out, but honestly was way worth it while mine was laughable. I was almost jealous of her choice, except she graciously shared with me. Yum!!!
I also got a cookie to go; when FS asked the guy behind the counter what it was, he said, “The situation dark.” Umm, okay; she said “What’s in it? Everything?” and he responded simply, “Yes.” I mean, come ON! In any case, the pretzels added a nice crunch, but the popcorn added nothing but sog to the cookie. Chewy, buttery, delicious… but probably not worth $4, either.
Overall… I liked what we got, but the prices seemed pretty outrageous and not really worth it. I might go back – and maybe next time, I’ll go to the dessert bar – but I wasn’t so impressed that I need to get back there soon.