Sunday, April 23, 2006
Little Shop of Heaven in Pistachio
Saturday after my yoga class, I felt great and relaxed but thought I was missing something. That something turned out to be sugar, which is why I decided to go to Pistachio.
Pistachio is a small shop dedicated to great dessert (just the way I like it!). Tucked away from the busy High St., Pistachio's location can be a little hard to find. But once I've found the location, it's like finding a secret garden, except all the trees grows delicious dessert instead of flowers.
When I went to Pistachio, the staff was very friendly and very helpful at explaining each dessert and their ingredients. However, the decision was tough because anything and everything looks so good! I must have had two hairs turning gray when I was trying to decide which one to try. At last I went with an exotic citricy flavor and ordered their Yuzu Chiboust and my boyfriend a Pistachio Mascarpone Cheesecake.
Yuzu, for people who aren't familiar with it, is a type of Japanese citrous fruit that has a flavor of lemon and grapefruit. Yuzu has a stronger flavor than lemon or lime, and the flavor is unique because it also has a type of floral sent to the fruit. Pistachio captured the Yuzu flavor extremely well in the chiboust (which is pastry cream lightened with Italian meringue and stabilized with gelatine). Along with some appricot honey glaze drizzled on the side, it is just pure heaven!
While I was enjoying the chiboust, my boyfriend was scruffing down his cheesecake. And when I turned around, his cheesecake was gone. GONE!!! So while I would love to give my two cents on how the Pistachio Marscarpone Cheesecake tasted, I can't, I just can't!
Pistachio gets a 4.25 out of 5 on my yummy scale, and it is definitely a treat to go over there in a relaxing Saturday afternoon and enjoy the delightful desserts. Pistachio is located on 680 N. Pearl St. Columbus OH 43215. www.pistachiosweets.com
*NOTE: I didn't comment on the presentation because it is so gorgeous that I just can't describe it using plain word. So I took a picture so you can enjoy the visual stimulation.
Posted by Angry Asian Food Critic at 8:06 AM