Best Mud Pie

Caffe Venezia

Despite its origins in North Beach of half a century ago, mud pie is
getting awfully hard to find in the greater Bay Area, which is a pity
because mud pie is the most satisfying dessert ever conceived by
humankind. This lusty slab of heaven combines three items that are
already delightful on their own merits — mocha ice cream,
chocolate cookies, and fudge — into one almost unspeakably
rapturous coalescence. Caffe Venezia, a family-friendly bastion of
fresh, inventive Northern Italian cookery, prepares an excellent mud
pie with delectable Old World overtones. Their torta gelato
piles an abondanza of high-octane espresso ice cream on a
luscious crust of crushed chocolate cookies bound with rich, dense
cream cheese. The pie’s crowning glory is the thick, dark
endorphin-rich fudge that runs down its sides and mingles with all that
melting ice cream. A big handful of toasted almonds and a good
half-gallon of cloudlike whipped cream crowns this dreamy, endangered
dessert.

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