Dean & Deluca is one of our favorite dessert places, so this is the first of several reviews. While the store/cafe has several great and divine desserts, not everything is up to that standard.
Dean & Deluca has been missing its divine triple chocolate brownie for months. It has recently been reincarnated as a cookie.
The basic concept mixes two darker chocolates with large chunks of white chocolate. The brownie's intensely deep dark and white chocolate flavors and fantastic texture contrasts are largely lost in the cookie version. The relatively flavorless crunchy edge, which the brownie completely avoids, extends way too far into the center. This leaves precious little of the cookie to enjoy the great flavor and texture mix. That center is also much thinner than the brownie version. This cookie deserves our good rating.
3276 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007-3624
Google map & reviews (3.89/5.00)
TripAdvisor (5/5; #3 shopping place in DC)