Why You Should Pick the Dessert First

"Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first!" -Helen Keller

I am not talking about eating dessert first. I’m speaking of deciding which dessert first.

In most restaurants selecting the delicious ending comes after you finish your meal. Most likely, you’ll choose and eat three courses, including a shared appetizer, soup or salad, and a complete entrée.

Dessert menus traditionally have fewer selections than the entrée menu, so it’s more challenging to choose a sweet ending if you’ve already selected an entrée.

Choose the dessert and then figure out what entrée will go with it.

An example might be the delicious looking apple crostata. That will pair better with a pork entrée than perhaps a main beef dish.

Consider its size. A light sorbet allows room for a more decadent entrée yet pairs well with a lighter fish dish.

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