A short while back a good friend of mine was talking about a dessert she had recently discovered, and made the claim it was the best dessert she’s ever had. Having been invited by her to a different place for lunch, I sat there appalled and disappointed that there was no dessert waiting for me at the end that day. Fortunately, today had a different outcome, we decided to go to Boston’s.
Located just North of I-25 and Jefferson, it’s convenient for anyone passing through town, and familiar spot as this chain is located all over the country.
The place is filled with jars like the ones they often make in magazines, for a cheap gift to give a friend around Christmas. I wonder if the jars were at any point edible because I am sure they are long past that point. I do enjoy the food related decor, rather than the random unrelated junk most places have.
Dessert time. I order this thing called the Boston’s Hot Brandy Cream Pie. Ok, so this just isn’t fair to begin with, Boston Cream Pie is one of my favorite desserts, OF COURSE I have to give this a try. The picture is eloquent, perfectly drizzled with a stream of chocolate, the slice of cake sitting on it’s side and perfectly clean. That’s not what I got, but I am glad for what I got.
First off, it looks like twice the normal portion I was supposed to be given. I’m Ok with that. Not being on it’s side, the chocolate on top is what got slightly carmelized and oozy goozy. I’m Ok with that too. You can’t see it in the picture, but on the back side of the cake, the chocolate that had melted and oozed behind turned into this thick fudgy syrup. The butter brandy sauce in the front, is, in a word, amazing. I could get a glass full of this stuff and it still wouldn’t be enough. The cake around the edge is slightly dry and crispy from being put through the oven, so it soaks up the sauce like a thirsty fish. I’m sad to say that sauce disappeared WAY too quickly. I was about halfway through by the time it was gone, and I had realized it was going fast so I was going easy on it. So I guess maybe with a normal sized piece it might have lasted.
This cake didn’t last. I was down to the last few bites when the thought ran through my head, maybe I should order another one? Yes, it’s THAT good. I don’t want to know how many calories it contains and I highly suggest you don’t look it up either. Go to the gym and just stay there for a few hours, it will all work itself out in the end.
As I was going through the pictures I had taken, I saw one that I completely forgot about. Oh, that’s right, I ordered lunch before I had dessert. That dessert pushed all thoughts of this underwhelming dish out of my mind. It was off of their Healthy menu, except for the sweet potato fries, I was supposed to get rice, but seriously, which would YOU choose? If you are trying to lose weight, like I am supposed to be, don’t bother with Boston’s. Their Pizza (which I didn’t have today) is good, especially their Ultimate Pepperoni. But the healthy side, the veggies were undercooked (I like them crunchy, just not THAT crunchy), the sweet potato fries are good, but like most places, their sweet potatoes grow in a frozen brown paper bag. The chicken was dry and though it did have a grilled flavor, that was about all it had.
If you are going to go to Boston’s, get the pizza or pasta. With a TON of excellent choices on their menu, the Healthy choices offered on the last page. All in all, you don’t pick this place for the heart healthy tastes. They also have a bar, so if you just want to go have a drink, hang out with friends and maybe snack on some great bar food, they’ll have something for everyone, well, almost everyone.