This past Friday, I had the opportunity to visit the new Safe House in Chicago. I had been to the one in Milwaukee before, but this was my first time to the one in Chicago. Personally, I prefer the one in Milwaukee, but I believe their menus are similar, and they had two items on their dessert menu that intrigued me. One was Mr. Big’s Brownie Cheese Cake – “Cheesecake loaded with cubes of brownie, baked atop a chewy brownie. Topped with vanilla mousse. Finished with chocolate ganache and walnuts” (I hope to have the opportunity to go back and try this one at another time). The other, that I chose to order, was Bourne’s Blackout Cake – “Rich moist chocolate cake with chocolate chips baked inside. Finished with a rich chocolate cream cheese icing and chocolate chips.”
I was not disappointed. The cake itself was good, moist, with a good chocolate flavor, and the frosting was decadent, if not a little commercial tasting. The best part was the chips coating the side of the cake, I wish they had mixed those into the cake batter as well.
The whipped cream in the cup to the side was a little strange and pretentious, and I would have preferred they either put it directly on the plate, or put a scoop of ice cream in it’s place.
There was a third chocolate item on their dessert menu: Fat Bastard (A.K.A. “F.B.”) – A colossal combination of brownie bites, chocolate cake, and ice cream. Topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and a sparkler. Defuse before eating. However, this item was $20 and seems like more of a shareable dessert, and I am not usually comfortable sharing food, especially dessert items, so to try that item I will have to be with very close friends.