If we talked last night at Iron Fork, I doubtless gushed about this four-flavored leviathan of delectability, a juggernaut of deliciousness, the zenith of sugar creations.
It came from Chaffin's Barn, of all places, which I confess isn't on my regular dining rounds. Coming to Iron Fork definitely put Chaffin's on the radar, highlighting the culinary skill of executive chef Kim Ingram. Her shamelessly rich miniature fudgie cakes with a peanut butter center get a ladle of hot caramel sauce that softens the cake and peanut butter. A scoop of her roasted banana ice cream cuts the richness with a bracing bit of fruit. It's got the elemental appeal of a candy bar, or a sundae. I was able to restrain myself from eating two of them.
Kim was an interesting person, as well, having left a job at the Department of Justice to return to culinary school. If you're looking to change careers, there are worse places to end up than a restaurant kitchen, especially if you get to turn out Chocolate Peanut Caramel Banana Bombastics.
Anyway, I tried so many good things last night, and had a great time watching the chefs compete, and watching Jim and Carrington make a seamless narration out of the competition. So, what'd you eat that was good?