Laurel Hardware in Los Angeles
Laurel Hardware is a new restaurant in LA that is not only charming but absolutely delicious from start to finish. Sitting in the backyard patio area under twinkle lights I decided to indulge in their Chocolate Brownie for dessert. The large, but thin brownie took up most of the plate while a scoop of vanilla been ice cream sat on top ,slowing melting into the brownie. Next to it was another scoop of gianduja mousse while a crushed hazelnut mix sprinkled the ice cream and mousse. I liked the brownie just ok. It had a chalky texture that I wish would have been rich and fudgy instead. I also prefer when brownies are warm rather than room temperature. However, when vanilla ice cream melts into a brownie things just always seem to become ok. I loved the scoop of mousse that was rich without being overwhelming and the hazelnut crunch that added a fabulous crunch to every bite. I think Laurel Hardware could use a quick brownie makeover to knock this dessert out of the park, but it certainly didn’t spoil the wonderful meal.