My friend Peggy and I always have lunch at Lucca in downtown Sacramento before we attend the Saturday Matinée of Music Circus. Yesterday was no exception. I had the salad special that featured grilled chicken with walnuts, bleu cheese, and nectarines. It was delicious and looked beautiful but it wasn’t until the dessert arrived that I was compelled to take a photo…with my iPhone since I’d left Big Nik at home. Mike, our regular waiter for quite a few years, pointed at me when he cleared away our salad plates and said, “you order dessert,” then turned to Peggy and said, “and you don’t.” He grinned when we acknowledged the accuracy of his statement. I asked which of two desserts I was considering would be his choice. One was the Chocolate-Caramel Tart, which I’ve tried before and which is deliciously decadent. The other was the White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream, Fresh Strawberries, Strawberry Coulis and Toasted Almonds. Mike knew I’d tried the dark chocolate tart in the past so he recommended I try the white chocolate bread pudding. Peggy asked for two spoons! We were neither one sorry for our choice. The bread pudding is every bit as delicious and decadent as the tart.
This is an unedited iPhone shot.