Dessert Fondu at Bourgeois Pig
The Borgeois Pig. Fondu. Intimate, red, dark, French boudoir atmosphere meets the East Village. Hot date night or much needed girls night out, either occasion works. An all fondu restaurant means fondu desserts. Fondu is sexy, it’s conversational, and most of all fun. The Borgeois Pig has different flavors of fondus, but I chose to create my own 50/50 flavor. Half peanut butter, half dulce de leche, divided by a thick slice of buttery pound cake. For dipping, they present a platter filled with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, chocolate chocolate chip pound cake, fruit pound cake, bananas, red and green apples, and grapes. So, you take your dipping fork, pierce your fruit of choice (my favorite was the banana), and go to town drenching it in one or both sauces. The peanut butter was savory, thick, and creamy. The dulce de leche was gooey and sweet. When combined, a salty/sweet combination exploded in my mouth. My favorite part of this fondu was the slice of pound cake sitting in the pot, dividing the sauces. I didn’t eat it right away which allowed the pound cake to soak in the peanut butter and caramel. The fondu melted the pound cake a little, saturating it, filling up all the spongy spaces in the cake. Oh, it was heaven. I ended up eating the top half first then mixing the rest into the fondu, blending the cake and sauces together. By this time, I only had apple slices left, but dipping them into my “new” fondu was like having a bite of caramel apple cake. This dessert just kept getting better. It would be really hard for me to order any other flavor of dessert fondu at Bourgeois Pig, but with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and butterscotch combinations also on the menu, it would be a shame not to.