Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Chocolate pie & Hamlet

Harry's Roadhouse in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has a pretty good reputation for great desserts. However, four out of five times that I order their chocolate pie, the chocolate filling is just a small fraction of the pie. One time I put in a special order for an entire pie, waited days for it, then took it home and discovered it was 90% whipped cream topping.

OK, I'll grudgingly admit that they've probably added a week or two to my life by not giving me as much chocolate as I want, but, to paraphrase Hamlet:

How weary, flat, and unprofitable
Seems to me this chocolate pie of Harry's!
Fie on't! ah, fie! Fie on thee chocolate pie,
That it should come to this!