Urban Epicurious Top 10 Food Porn Moments: The Mercury

by Bev Garvin

Bev Garvin is a friend of craveDFW, a local social media buff and photographer who maintains a pretty cool local site called Urban Epicurious. Bev joins us to celebrate her top 10 favorite food porn moments of the recent past. We will run these over successive days so you may savor each bite.

I have to admit, I work myself into a frenzy and get weak in the knees when I know I’m going to have dessert. Like a crack whore in a crack den, I’m hopelessly addicted, and I’m completely powerless to resist basking in the afterglow of a decadent meal by indulging in something sweet and sublime. I eat dessert pretty much every time I get a chance (way more often than I should), because a really good one makes me swoon.  

This Italian Meringue Shortcake with Berry Compote by Executive Chef/Partner Chris Ward of The Mercury in the Preston Forest Shopping Center is a confectionery work of art that is as arousing and opulent as it looks. Visions of sugarplums dance in my head at the very thought of it.

The sponge cake was incredibly fresh and moist. The plump, voluptuous berries had a luxurious mouth-feel as they erupted with exuberant intensity. Their ambrosia was undeniably enhanced by the mellow meringue and subtle softness of the fresh whipped cream.

The entire dessert menu at The Mercury is taunting and tempting, it doesn’t get much better than this, but I think I must go back to experience the Chocolate Phantasmagoria with fresh fruit compote next time.

 

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