i’ve long ago lost my sweet tooth – my preferences definitely lie on the savory side of the spectrum: spicy, salty, bitter & sour are the flavors that make my mouth sing. in a restaurant, i am much more likely to order the cheese plate than mousse au chocolat (thankfully, i never eat alone, so i get the best of both worlds). i can walk past miles of cakes, pastries & other baked goods without missing a step >yawn<.
there are exceptions, however. the delectable creations from patissier guido fuhrmann at werkstatt der süße, for example.
the tartlets, pralines and mousses are light as air, fantastically delicious and truly pieces of art with wonderful flavors. i’ve never had anything that was overly sweet – in fact, the dark nougat bar with passionfruit mousse had a nice, refreshing tartness to it.
you can’t possibly go wrong ordering any one of these wonderful delights – be it as an afternoon coffee treat, taking home a fabulous dessert for your own dinner party for those of us less talented than mr. fuhrmann, or as a sweet gift for your favorite sweetie.