I experience deja vu so often that I might be borderline schizophrenic. One thing I know for certain: three weeks ago, I had never had an Eton Mess. But when this perfection on a plate finally showed up in front of me—glistening layers of custardy whipped cream, macerated strawberries, and crumbly meringue—it felt uncannily familiar. Eton Mess is a classic English dessert, so old school that my English friend had never heard of it. Yet somehow, while we were sitting in this restaurant’s outdoor patio in Camberwell, South London and the dessert showed up…deja vu.
Get April Bloomfield’s Eton Mess recipe here.
Dessert Pairing: It seemed so obvious for me to pair this meal with Broadcast’s “Chord Simple” from Belle & Sebastian’s Late Night Tales compilation. When I hear this song, I can only think of the Broadcast show I saw 7 years ago, and Trish Keenan’s hauntingly beautiful voice. Even though I only recently learned of this particular song (how could I have completely missed this?!), it’s like I’ve been listening to it all my life.