Most days, being a food blogger is a labor of love. But then there are days when it's just love.
Like the other day, when I got an e-mail with the subject line, "We've got a pie with your name on it!"
Well, that got my attention.
So I go to pick up this pie, a gift from The Monument Café in Georgetown. I open the lid of the box, and see this:
(Unfortunately, my photos do not really do this pie justice. This one that Christian Bowers took of his pie might give you a better feel for this thing.
A cloud of whipped cream piled atop a surprisingly rich, dense, chocolatey filling, on a crust made of candied walnuts. Did you hear that? A crust made of candied walnuts.
Pardon me while I go all teenage girl on you and say: OMG.
In an attempt to prevent myself from eating the entire thing, I took this pie to my office. Here are a couple of my co-workers' comments:
"I don't care if I have to work out for four hours because I ate a piece of that pie. It was worth it."
"It is demeaning to call this a chocolate pie. It is so much better than any chocolate pie anybody has ever eaten."
Cliff's Notes version: you must eat this pie.
Online ordering with full selection of pies and cakes available from Monument can be found here. The Monument Chocolate is a shockingly low $20 (but don't tell them I said that).