Amaretto Bombe' at Bombero's in Phoenix.
Bombero’s is a wine bar and bistro on Central avenue in northern Phoenix. It’s an unassuming establishment with a simple brick front building and a wonderful tree-covered patio behind it where you can sit on cushioned wrought-iron furniture and enjoy the warm Phoenix winter days. They feature South American food and have a chic, hip interior that is both upbeat and relaxing.
And why would you go there, you ask? Because, in the vernacular, it’s “the bomb”! Or more specifically, for their Amaretto Bombe dessert.
The bombe is kind of like a truffle: A solid shell of white chocolate ganache supported by a base of lady finger cookies that surrounds a creamy Amaretto-flavored center. Mixed in with the amaretto cream are slices of mandarin orange. The exterior is decorated with sliced almonds and topped with candied orange peel.
How is it? Delicous! The Amararetto flavor is light and enjoyable. The white chocolate has a nice crunch and the mandarin oranges add a tangy citrus flavor to offset the sweetness of the chocolate. The combination of the crunchy almonds, the sweet Amaretto, and the tangy mandarin oranges is particularly pleasing.
I tried to think of a wine that would pair with this and I couldn’t. The chocolate ganache is pretty sweet, so this really needs a cup of coffee to go with it. Fortunately though, Bombero’s serves up an excellent cup of Illy coffee that pairs perfectly with the bombe.
When’s the perfect time to enjoy an Amaretto Bombe? At the end of a great date with your sweetheart. This isn’t a first-date dessert. This is a “we’re in a serious relationship and I really like you” dessert. The two of you can sit on the patio underneath the trees festooned with sculpted-metal stars on one of our typical Phoenix warm afternoons, gaze into each others' eyes, and have one bombe and two forks. It's the perfect end to a perfect date.
Review: I just can't stop loving you.
Check Bombero's out. The food is excellent, the people are great, the atmosphere is wonderful, and the bombe is....well....you know. http://www.bomberoswinebar.com/