Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sou’wester: Red Velvet Cake


Sou’wester’s red velvet cake is served with cream-cheese frosting and vanilla crème anglais.  Incorporating vanilla crème anglais is a unique conceptual element.  However, this dessert falls far short of Sou’wester’s generally high standard.  The cream cheese frosting separates from the cake like a mass-produced plastic-wrapped dessert.  Normally, a red velvet cake’s chocolate flavor is subtle, but this entire dish is beyond subtle; it’s excruciatingly flavorless.  Skip this one. 

Don’t write off Sou’wester’s desserts as a whole.  The pecan pie lived up the standard set by the restaurant’s other offerings.   

1330 Maryland Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC 20024

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