Background: For those who do not know: Portmeirion is a popular tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village and is now owned by a charitable trust. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Where: Caffi Glas, Portmeirion
What: Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake with Vanilla Ice cream
How Much?: £4.50approx
What was Good: It is in the name really. Hot. Chocolate. Fudge. Cake. It was a particularly rainy day in Portmeirion. We had walked the 2.5 miles from where we were staying on holiday in Porthmadog, and it had drizzled non stop the whole way. After an outside traditional rainy English (in Wales) picnic, we went to Caffi Glas for a coffee and to get out of the wet weather. Not that we need an excuse, quite frankly- who needs an excuse for pudding?- but me (Amy) and Stacey naturally felt it necessary and acceptable to have an ooey gooey pudding, after all “We are on holiday” [you will see a theme emerging]. It was a rich chocolatey chocolate cake and the hot chocolate fudge sauce had melted. The molten goo had started to ooze-ify the vanilla ice cream, which is one of the nicest hot-cold combos. The cake itself was nice and light with a “homemade” taste, lacking the chemically preservative essence some shop bought/packet mix/pre-baked cakes can have. Overall it was very satisfying if a little decadent.
What was Bad: On the sickly scale it is up there, and Stacey in fact sadly suffered from the sickly pudding feeling for the next hour. Amy however has a stronger constitution and did not suffer in such a dramatic manner In the current financial climate it is hard to tell whether £4.50 is a lot to spend on a pudding? Which begs the question, blog readers out there- what are you willing to spend on a pudding? And I suppose, once you have had one hot chocolate fudge cake and ice cream, you have had them all.