Absolutely Fabulously Sinful Banana Foster

August 5, 2008

Sometimes it’s better not knowing what goes into our dessert.

I recently got a babysitter for our two daughters and took my beloved out on a dinner date to Danielle’s, an Italian restaurant in the Shab Row area of Frederick, MD.  Delicious appetizers, good entrees.

And dessert?  OMG.  We ordered the Banana Foster.  Our waitress rolled up a small table laden with a small portable gas stove, a skillet, several dishes, and several bottles of wine.  She then pitched an absolutely gigantic pat of butter, probably equal to two entire sticks, into the skillet.  That much butter?!  I gasped, and she sent an apologetic glance my way as if she was saying, “I know, clogs your artery, but wait, it’ll be worth it.”

But that wasn’t the worst of it.  After melting the butter down, she took a bowl with what seemed like two cups of brown sugar, and upended the contents into the skillet.   The butter and brown sugar simmered and bubbled while she stirred.  She liberally poured some Creme de Banana (or something like that) liquer into the gooey mix, and stirred some more.

For the pièce de résistance, she poured some rum on it and tipped the bowl toward the flames.  The entire concoction went up into flames!  No, only the top layer of rum – yet it was a pretty picture nonetheless. After the flames subsided, she then plopped four long banana slices into the skillet.  She stirred the whole mess, making sure the banana sides were coated with the viscious liquid.

Another waiter brought us a bowl with two scoops of vanilla ice cream, and our waitress poured and scooped the entire contents of the skillet onto the ice cream – amazingly managing not to dribble onto the sides.

Voila.  Our absolutely fabulously sinful Banana Foster!  It was delicious, lasted maybe a minute and a half, and the perfect finale to our date.

Well, at least till we went shopping.  Now, that was the perfect ending to our date.

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One Response to “Absolutely Fabulously Sinful Banana Foster”

  1. Mishkazena Says:

    It’s good, isn’t it? My Mom used to prepare that (minus the liquer). Hmm, I think I’ll make some tonight for dessert ;)


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