Friday, April 6, 2012
Dessert review: Celebration Restaurant in Dallas
Celebration serves desserts that make you feel like a kid again.
Those close to me know what a special place in my heart Celebration Restaurant has. Some of my first memories in the kitchen are from there. Back when I was born in 1981, my father ran the kitchen at Celebration. I remember my mother putting me in the car in my footed PJ’s after the restaurant closed to go pick up my dad. I thought it was the coolest thing that I could run down the halls of the old house-turned-restaurant without it being filled with patrons. I was convinced that the cocktail swords with cherries, pineapples and oranges that my father greeted me with were made just for me.
Celebration has stayed true to their roots. You can find the same delicious, freshly made, locally harvested, in season goodies as you could back in 1971 when they opened.
Aside from indulging in my favorites like their freshly baked bread basket, chicken fried sirloin or anything covered with their jalapeno gravy, Celebration’s desserts are my top priority. Whatever season it is, I know I can find a delicious cobbler filled with the freshest fruit of the moment. Strawberry season brings about some mind blowing strawberry shortcake, and fall and winter is the perfect time for warm slice of pecan pie.
However, regardless of the season you are in, a staple at Celebration is the chocolate cream pie. This is the chocolate cream pie that all other pies aspire to be. It is perfect in every way. From the fresh, crumbly house made graham cracker crust, to the silky chocolate and last but not least, that perfectly creamy house made whip cream.
Whenever I miss my father or want to remember a simpler time, Celebration is first on my list. They say scent is closest sense to memories. I disagree. I am convinced that it is taste. The chocolate cream pie is the epitome of my childhood. Everything about it brings the flood of memories back to me.
We all have that one dessert item that brings back wonderful memories of a much simpler time. However, even if Celebration doesn’t serve that particular item, you will surely leave here feeling like a kid again.
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