Thursday, January 20, 2011

Serendipity was a...disappointment

Tonight's class was rough.  When your day starts at 7:30 a.m. and you go, go, go until 6 p.m. the last thing you want to do is sit in class for three and a half hours, but that's why I'm here, so I guess I have to stick it out.  Even though the classes that I'm taking, Electronic Culture and Contemporary Cinema, are interesting and thought provoking, it's just SO HARD to go to class from 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.  Tonight Julia and I made class a little more bearable by reverting back to our junior high selves and passing notes.  This particular note was about how much we wanted a warm brownie with hot fudge sauce and ice cream. DDDEEEE LISH!

This led to a roommate dessert date at Serendipity, which is only one subway stop away from our stop at Queensboro Plaza.  

We all had high hopes for this famous little restaurant with the adorable decor, giant menus and large dessert portions, but ended up sorely disappointed.  

Doesn't this chocolate cake, ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream look like a dream that's too delicious to be true?  Too bad there wasn't much ice cream, the hot fudge was actually room temperature fudge and the whipped cream tasted like chalk.  On the bright side, the cake was good!  Although this sundae wasn't the best in the world, Julia and I were able to pretty much finish it off.  KA ordered the famous frozen hot chocolate, which was pretty darn good, except for the chalk whipped cream on top.  It was so interesting to taste the frozen hot chocolate.  I was expecting something like a milk shake, but it really did taste exactly like hot chocolate, but frozen.  Lauren ordered an apple pie that looked to die for, but once again we were all a little disappointed.  The filling was great, but the crust was not so great.  The most devastating part of this dessert binge was definitely the chalk-like whipped cream.  I absolutely love whipped cream and can generally eat it plain.  A mediocre dessert can be redeemed by a delicious whipped cream. 

Our waiter also tainted our first, and probably only, trip to Serendipity.  He was awful.  We waited 45 minutes for our check and then it took him another 20 minutes to figure out how to split the check between the four of us.  

I'm happy we went, though.  Everyone always raves about how amazing Serendipity is and that's probably why none of us were impressed.  Our expectations were just set way too high.  I'm just trying to get the tourist out of me as quickly as possible.

Please notice this ridiculous sign.  I really hope those 10-year-olds can ride safely by themselves, even while multitasking on their BlackBerrys.

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