Flourless chocolate cakes became immensely popular in the 1980s. They’re not such a big deal anymore–except to the legion of people for whom there is no such thing as a chocolate dessert that’s too intense. My wife and my daughter, for example, rarely eat dessert unless a flourless chocolate cake is around. This one at Gautreau’s has seen a lot of evolution and sauce experimentation over the years. I liked the one involving Grand Marnier best.
Gautreau’s. Uptown: 1728 Soniat St. 504-899-7397.
We find this dish to be among the 500 best in New Orleans area restaurants.