by Steven Doyle
Dallas has so many wonderful hot spots that can supply your secret stash of chocolate for National Chocolate Day. We would certainly recommend Dude, Sweet Chocolate with three locations in the DFW area, CocoAndre in Oak Cliff, and Kate Wiser in Trinity Groves for starters.
We do love our chocolate. We also also enjoy it in souffle form, and we have found some of the best places to drop a few dollars on the light and airy dessert that makes a meal more special, especially this time of year when hearts go fluttering at the mere mention of the sweet dish.
These folks dedicate most of their menu to souffle and make one fine and dandy chocolate version. They also offer savory souffles such as one all loaded up with crab.
Lavendou is the city’s answer to French cuisine, and owner Pascal Cayet certainly takes great pride in serving them hot, tall and table side with a mall pitcher of warm chocolate to bath the dessert in. This is a must try for those seeking the finest version in Dallas.
Toulouse touts one of the largest menus for both mussels and desserts in town, and you can find fine examples of each at the tiny restaurant on Knox in Dallas. There are actually three souffles to choose from, but we always dive head first into the chocolate version. And why not?
You probably forget that we have this wonderful restaurant in Deep Ellum that serves amazing local fare, and terrific desserts. What better way to end a meal than by sampling what chef-owner Tracy Miller creates what she calls Chocolate Deconstructed.Consider a mini chocolate souffle served along side an Ovaltine chocolate shake. Genius.
Think very, very old school dining with strolling violins, big platters of beef, and a souffle you must order at the beginning of your dining experience. That is Old Warsaw in a nutshell. Haven’t been in some time? Try it for a perfectly romantic evening. Note that Old Warsaw will be moving locations at the first of next year, so check out this historic location now.
Bonus: Not necessarily a souffle, but we do love the chocolate glob at Parigi on Oak Lawn in Dallas.