500BestSquareChocolate Mousse With Brown-Buttered Pecans @ Cafe B

A well-made chocolate mousse is such a great dessert that adding extras to it beyond simple garnishes like fresh berries usually makes it less delicious, not more. Here is a counter-example. The mousse itself is dark, almost bitter chocolate. The pecans also have a little bitterness. But all that is balanced by the sugar in the mousse and a shingle of chocolate brittle stuck into the moussey mass. Chocolate-heads will love this.

Cafe B's dining room.

Cafe B’s dining room.

Cafe B. Old Metairie: 2700 Metairie Road. 504-934-4700.

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