Zingerman's Chocolate 6, with Whipped Cream
A very, very, very special thanks to Duff, the Chocolate Lady from Ann Arbor, Michigan. In the last of six inspired posts, she takes Chocolate in Context to the Zingerman's Roadhouse:
The Magic Brownie Sundae is the chocolate dessert you must order when you go to Zingerman’s Roadhouse. Although the choice will be difficult (there are lots of great house-made desserts on the menu), do not waver. When your server asks you if you saved room for dessert the answer should be a resounding "Yes!" followed by: "I would like a Magic Brownie Sundae."
The Magic Brownie Sundae is built around the iconic Magic Brownie from Zingerman’s Bakehouse – a no-nonsense, dark chocolate brownie with toasted walnuts that many people swear by. First, the brownie is warmed (sigh). Then, it is covered with scoops of fluffy, wonderful vanilla gelato from Zingerman’s Creamery, a generous dousing of house-made Scharffen Berger chocolate sauce, whipped cream and toasted pecans.
You and your dinner-mates will probably react like five-year-olds when you see the sundae arrive - breaking into silly grins and squirming in your seats. You might even shriek! Something about the whipped cream piled up just looks like fun – like the dessert of your childhood dreams. But no matter how childish you might feel when initially faced with the most perfect dessert on the planet, when you take your first bite you will quickly realize that this is a very grown-up treat.