Strawberry Fare calls it a Black Forest Tower. I call it chocolate perfection on a plate. It took only a few bites before I realized: this dessert is exactly how I envision heaven (only heaven has fewer calories).
**Sorry, Strawberry Fare has closed its doors in Wellington. We recently discovered the original Strawberry Fare (related owners) in Christchurch on the South Island. It is different but similar, and equally as delicious.
Wellington may be packed with restaurant options, but Strawberry Fare is my clear favorite. We went for dessert, although we have heard the meals are great too. The desserts are huge and were all we needed (along with a cup of coffee).
I selected the Black Forest Tower you see above, a chocolate shell filled with layers of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate mousse and an occasional cherry surprise, all on a bed of brownie with a berry coulis. Clearly the best dessert I have ever had. Before I could dig in, Sarah noticed it was taller than my iPhone:
Sarah’s favorite option was a Caramel and Peanut Butter Cheesecake dripping in chocolate sauce. If it were possible for me to say it, her choice was just a bit too sweet for me, but she found it to be the perfect treat.
Sarah wrote my commentary as we enjoyed our huge treats: “Oh my gosh, I don’t know if I can eat anymore . . . sure I can.” And I did.
We are not the only ones to have discovered this decadent paradise. Even on a Sunday night, the restaurant was crowded.
Although, the cutest table, which sits in the back, was empty (I think on purpose):
It was here that I was given an opportunity to photograph a few other desserts. There were two that spoke to me (although I couldn’t even finish eating the tower, so I could only fantasize about these):
What more could one want? Well if these don’t meet your needs, the dessert menu has a lot of other options like Tiramisu, Succulent Sorbets, Banaffi Pie, Apple Pie and so much more.
Travel Tips and Practical Suggestions:
- Make a booking if it’s a busy night in Wellington.
- Be prepared, the desserts are not cheap as most range from $15-$17, but for the massive size, they are still a good value.
- Come hungry.
- Wear elastic waist pants.
- You will find Strawberry Fare at 25 Kent Terrace, just down the street from the famous Embassy Theatre. It’s a little pink and red building, hiding in the nation’s capital city, but one worth finding.
What will you order from Strawberry Fare? Does great food inspire you to travel? What about great desserts?
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Disclaimer: We were guests of Strawberry Fare. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.