An Adolphus Dessert – Guest blog by Tore Bellis

As Tore was eating his dessert at The French Room, it became clear he needed to write a blog.  You are in for a treat.  – Denise By Tore Bellis I normally encourage Denise to order adventurously. If she does, I select a safe option so that, if things go wrong, I can swap with her. But this time she went for the raspberry chocolate souffle, so I was free to go wild. When the ladies’ hat showed up, I knew I had chosen correctly. It was an off-white, fancy bonnet of meringue with a jaunty feather of hard sugar … Continue reading An Adolphus Dessert – Guest blog by Tore Bellis

My Birthday Cake from The Adolphus

The Adolphus surprised me with a birthday cake.  Not a slice of cake. Not a cheap sheet cake. A cake large enough to be shared but small enough to be shared with a few. A cake with multiple layers of flavor… and sprinkles. A cake made by a pastry chef at The Adolphus. The cake seemingly appeared out of nowhere. This really adds to the mystique of the hotel. I stepped away from my hotel room and there it was upon my return. A beautiful, perfectly square cake and a kind note to accompany it. That evening Tore and I … Continue reading My Birthday Cake from The Adolphus

Dinner is Served

This photo is among my favorites that I took at the Dallas Arboretum.  I noticed the seed pods and I saw an opportunity to make a meal out of it. Camera:  Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens:  My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Notes:  The photo took some effort because I had a difficult time getting my model to cooperate.  She kept falling over on the uneven ground. But with persistence ‘we’ were able to get the perfect shot.  🙂 Continue reading Dinner is Served