Fort Worth Restaurant Brings Culture and Chocolate Together With Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate mousse is a delicacy now offered in a Fort Worth restaurant. This treat is a luxuriously, light dessert which conjures up notions of eating spoonfuls of it on a romantic sidewalk café in Paris. This dish, long associated with romance, is available on a specialty menu at the Chef Point Café. With its rich history, sumptuous ingredients and decorative garnishes, chocolate mousse will surely continue its reign as a favorite way to end dinner.
Chocolate itself was introduced to the French by the Spanish. The world should write thank you notes to Spain just for that gesture alone. While French chefs used chocolate in recipes as early in the 17th century, it was not until the mid to late 1800s that chocolate mousse is believed to have been created. Translated in French, mousse means “foam.” In the U.S., chocolate mousse was first recorded in writing at a New York City food exposition held in Madison Square Garden in 1892. This dessert has certainly passed the test of time.
Most chocolate mousse recipes share two basic elements; chocolate and egg whites. A simple rule to follow is this; the better the chocolate, the better the chocolate mousse. The egg whites are whipped into a frothy foam and provide the texture for the whole dessert. Sugar, cream, egg yolks, butter and flavorings may also be added depending on the individual cook's preference. At Chef Point Café, chocolate mousse is served in a wine glass, topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh, sliced strawberries. This Ft. Worth fine dining restaurant sure serves up an after dinner delight.
For all the artists out there, decorations on chocolate mousse may be the most appreciated. Creativity plays a large role in determining what will best showcase this luscious dessert. Flakes of chocolate, white chocolate shavings, chocolate syrup and chocolate sticks are all good choices. Fruit is another popular idea. Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches and cherries are great complimentary options. Whipped cream and nuts may be added as toppings too. To top off this treat, a final touch in a shade of green may be used, like a mint leaf.
Chocolate mousse is a favorite way to end a dinner and if anyone needs reassuring, they can take a taste. Light, creamy, delicious and chocolatey: what else could anyone want in a dessert? Trying this Ft. Worth restaurant specialty item is so delightful, it may encourage dreamy visions of Paris. Romance never seemed so close, or so yummy.