Saturday, August 7, 2010
A Cake and a Mousse
Today, Ray and I went with Christina, Suj and Kavi, and Jenny and Rachel to Tarpon Springs, about an hours drive south of Christina's house, to eat at one of our all time favorite restaurants, "Mr. Souvlaki". When we lived in Florida, we would go there to order "Greek Chow Mein", which is greek seasoned pork with onions, peppers and feta cheese, over rice pilaf. It was quite yummy and it was nice to visit this place after not being there for several years. We then went to walk around the sponge docks which is a tourist area with more restaurants, souvenir shops and bakeries. I felt like I was going to melt after about 5 minutes, even though when we left Alabama it was several days in a row of 100 degree weather, I have never adjusted to summer swelter!
I was however temporarily revived when we went inside "Hellas" bakery where there are dozens of very attractive pastry choices and icy cold water.
A few years back my daughters and a bunch of their friends went to this bakery and when they asked the lady behind the counter to describe several of the offerings, she gave the same description for all of them. "It's like a ...cake and a mousse" (said in a Greek accent with cake and a mousse sounding like one word said really fast). What about this one, they would ask and she would reply," It's like a cake and a mousse" And how about this? "A cake and a mousse"
I asked my husband to pick me out something chocolatey while I fanned myself and drank cold water, and he brought me back the most delicious "cake and a mousse" ! Chocolate cake on the bottom drenced in Rum, then chocolate mousse, then more cake, them more mousse, then chocolate frosting with shaved chocolate on top!! The best cakeandamousse I ever had!