we were very much looking forward to sampling the wide variety of seasonal desserts. we had mixed reviews, some being outstanding while others really flopped. the pumpkin pie tartlets were much too overly spiced, leaving us with an unpleasant nutmeg-y aftertaste. the texture was a bit off as well, but they were slightly redeemed by the fluffy spiced cream. the chocolate cake was dry & while the flavors of the rice pudding were perfect, the rice itself was much too undercooked.
now onto the winners! i fell in love with the pumpkin cheesecake right away. soo tart & cheesy and while the pumpkin flavor could have been brought out more, it was too delicious to resist. also we were surprised by the chocolate mousse parfait. it was so rich & creamy it was hard to stop eating it. these two most definitely made up for the other desserts & left us even more happy!