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sweet dish

Entremets au chocolat

Mets is a dish, and entremets originally meant a little sweet dish served in between courses (although both have an ‘S’ on the end, they can be singular or plural).

In this sense, the word is a bit old fashioned, but it is now popular as another word for dessert (unless it’s a tart. A tart is a tart is a tart, I guess).

It should be something soft and mousse-y and complicated that Louis XVI might have liked. The entremets au chocolat, for instance, involves three kinds of chocolate mousse, layered on a crunchy praline base.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Marianne Casamance