Cheesecake is probably my single most favorite piece of dessert, EVER. I need to have different cheesecakes at different places whenever possible. I’ve had hundreds of slices all over, and while some are better than others, nothing really stood out. None was perfect, until that faithful weekend in May of 2009. It was during a trip to Philadelphia, to eat at Morimoto’s restaurant, we had some hours to kill before our scheduled reservations for dinner that night, so my friend and I took a tour around Philly. We stumbled upon Darling’s Famous Homemade cheesecakes, and I just needed to try this place. They had a variety of flavours, but I ended up picking the Banana’s Foster Cheesecake. I also have a thing for Banana flavoured foods.
That first bite was just magical, I have found at the time the perfect cheesecake. It’s funny too, that I found it in Philly, and not in NYC. Each silky smooth creamy bite easily glided down my throat, that hint of banana flavour tickling my taste buds, just utter epic-ness. Dare I say, I had a mini-crisis while eating this perfection. I must admit, it wasn’t much too look at, but like a book, never judge it by it’s cover.
Sadly, this was unseated earlier this year as the best cheesecake. That throne now belongs to a place up in Vancouver. Maybe another time, i’ll tell you about it.