Do you read the dessert menu before choosing your other courses?

@JudyEv (118966)
Bunbury, Australia
September 26, 2017 2:58pm CST
I promised to share a photo of the dessert I had last week in a hotel in New Ross, Ireland. We were there to attend a jazz concert that our son was playing in. It was nie to have a night in a lovely hotel. The bed was much better than the one in our motor-home as was the shower. We felt really spoiled for the short time we were there. I can’t remember the name of the sweet but it had a meringue base with whipped cream, ice-cream, strawberry topping and strawberries. The little pink bits were called ‘candy corn’ I think and were just tiny sweet lollies. I chose my other courses carefully so I’d have room for dessert. Do you do that or are you not a dessert person?
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@amadeo (61792)
• United States
26 Sep
no do not eat dessert when I am out there.I am enjoying my meal.That is all I need.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
I'm afraid I have a bit of a sweet tooth so I always like to see what's on offer for dessert.
@DianneN (74480)
• United States
26 Sep
It looks good, but I'd pass. I'm not much of a dessert eater.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
I like my desserts and have been known to skip a course and just have dessert.
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@xFiacre (4283)
• Ireland
26 Sep
@judyev I find that most desserts are quite disappointing but that one looks scrummy.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
The desserts in France were never disappointing, thank goodness.
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@xFiacre (4283)
• Ireland
27 Sep
@JudyEv they do do a good crème caramel.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
@xFiacre The choice in the patisseries was mind-blowing. In Ireland (forgive me) the choice seems to be limited to the colour of the icing on a doughnut.
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@Platespinner (16532)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
27 Sep
I never order dessert, I just help my husband eat his.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
Does he ever order something you don't like?
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
27 Sep
@JudyEv nope, in fact he usually consults me about what to choose. A lot of places seem to serve ridiculously sized desserts that would be a meal by themselves.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
@Platespinner Sometimes all the serves are huge so even choosing just an entree can be too much to allow for dessert after. We sometimes share a dessert as Vince isn't supposed to have too much of the sweet stuff. Also, he has cut down on sugar such a lot over the past years that too much makes him feel ill. He enjoys it at the time but feels nauseous later.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Sep
I can't eat both, never could so usually I just skip the dessert.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Sep
I'd have just the dessert if I could but people look if you're out with friends and just have dessert while everyone else is having mains or whatever!
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Sep
@JudyEv My hubby and I were in Michigan over last weekend visiting our son, we went out for dinner and I just wasn't very hungry and so I got an appetizer instead of a meal and my hubby and son thought I was crazy,. I couldn't even finish that.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Sep
@fishtiger58 I'm not a big eater and often have trouble finishing a course.
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@YrNemo (11190)
26 Sep
Desserts served at expensive restaurants I was at, used to be in tiny and dainty amount. Never failed (to my disappointment)! So I have never bothered much with worrying. The buffet type often has better desserts, THAT would be the time when I eat the main meal less so that I could try all the fancy desserts.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
There was usually a good choice of desserts in France.
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@YrNemo (11190)
27 Sep
@JudyEv in large quantity? (If so, I think I will head to France! )
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
@YrNemo They really have desserts to die for.
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@Marty1 (31919)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Oct
I don't usually eat places that have courses. I usually eat fast food restaurants1 But as i said to @platespinner i had chocolate chip cookies homemade Friday that I had for dinner that night! I finished them this morning, so i am thinking of making snickerdoodles or sugar cookies soon! Dinner time for Jennifer when I make them!!
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Oct
Sometimes you really get the urge for something sweet don't you?
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@Marty1 (31919)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 Oct
@JudyEv Yes but have to cut back as my doctor says i a close to being prediabetic? So not as many cookies in the future!
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Oct
@Marty1 Oh, that will be tough.
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@iriswest (178)
• Philippines
27 Sep
It looks yummy, I wish I could try that dessert as well. And yes, I am a dessert person, I loved chocolates, cakes, and candies.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Sep
I like chocolate but I rarely eat candies.
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@iriswest (178)
• Philippines
28 Sep
@JudyEv Chocolates relieves my stress.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Sep
@iriswest Me too! They solve a lot of problems.
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@LadyDuck (147829)
• Switzerland
27 Sep
This looks like a sort of Strawberry Pavlova. YES I am a dessert person and the first thing I read on a menu is the list of desserts. I could skip all the rest for a good dessert.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Sep
I could too but I am never quite brave enough. I think other diners might be a bit flabbergasted - not that they'd ever notice I guess. But I'd have to wait for Vince to have his mains. Entree and dessert is another option - for me at least.
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@LadyDuck (147829)
• Switzerland
28 Sep
@JudyEv My husband always only order one course, so I order something light to have the same schedule and then I can get my dessert and my espresso.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Sep
@LadyDuck That sounds a good plan.
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
27 Sep
Yes, I do that and try to order what I have not eaten yet.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Sep
I like to try new things but sometimes they'll have an old favourite on the menu and I'll order that.
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
29 Sep
@JudyEv I would do the same.
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@Corbin5 (100138)
• United States
26 Sep
We always forgo the dessert, but the photo of the dessert you enjoyed looks so delicious.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
If the dessert is tempting I'll skip the main course.
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@Corbin5 (100138)
• United States
27 Sep
@vsai2008 (7667)
• India
26 Sep
I am not that fond of desserts, I hope you enjoyed your food :)
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
It's good that we're all different isn't it?
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@vsai2008 (7667)
• India
27 Sep
@JudyEv Yes, Different is good, being same gets boring after a while lol
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@YesWay (3452)
26 Sep
I'm afraid to say I have done before!! I have indeed started at the back of the menu and worked my way forwards lol
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
That's the best way of choosing really - working your way forwards.
@YesWay (3452)
27 Sep
@JudyEv It is when you have a whole row of sweet teeth like I do!!
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@Inlemay (16490)
• South Africa
7 Oct
I can skip the meal and go straight to the dessert on any given evening
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Oct
I think I'll do that more often from now on. I think I'm old enough to do what I like a bit more now - and not worry about what people will think.
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@kepweng (11408)
5 Oct
whats the name of dessert and its a buffet restaurant?
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Oct
I'm afraid I don't remember the name of the dessert and it was an a la carte restaurant in Ireland.
@silvermist (19904)
• India
29 Sep
Yes,I am always curious to know about the desserts they have.But I do not skip a course for dessert,though.The dessert looks unique.I have never come across this one anywhere.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Sep
I am battling to fit more than one course so I'd be happy to skip a course if the dessert was something special.
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep
The picture looks really mouth watering. I love desserts as well and go over them before I order anything.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
I ALWAYS check out the dessert menu first.
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@rubyriaz007 (3079)
• India
27 Sep
Yes ,I read the dessert menu ,first when I get the menu book. I order chocolate flavor desserts.My most favourite is chocolate chip ice cream .I love different types of desserts. I have very less from the main course so i can leave space for ice cream.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
That is what I do although I sometimes pass on chocolate desserts. I like chocolate but not chocolate cake or biscuits so much.
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@KrauseHome (34995)
• United States
27 Sep
Personally I think I would pass on that one myself. Most of the time I never even consider having dessert unless it is at a place where you get a dessert included with the purchase of your meal.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
I'm happy to skip my mains if the dessert is tempting enough.
@andriaperry (46549)
• United States
27 Sep
Depends on the restaurant if I think about desert. yours looks so good.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Sep
It was very tasty. I like meringues and pavlova.