As Halloween approaches, you may find yourself craving something a little… dark. The macabre décor, the damp weather, the early Minnesotan onset of winter – it’s difficult not to let the mind wander away from the sunny amusements of summer and into the deep end. If you’re in the market for a serious dessert to match your serious mood, look no further than our chocolate torte.

The dessert is grounded in a rich, dark base of Valrhona’s 66% Ecuadorian chocolate. A touch of Chambord, a black raspberry liqueur (a French black raspberry liqueur, no less), is added into the mix, balancing out the bitterness of the chocolate while also contributing to its intense richness; Chambord has a way of divorcing sweetness from levity. The dish is finished with mint, cocoa nibs, and a 72% ganache. Food is hardly a numbers game, but one doesn’t need to be a mathematician for these percentages to paint a pretty picture. This is one torte that is not to be trifled with.

The dish is also free of gluten, making it an ideal option for those searching for a gluten-free sweet that isn’t built off a dairy product. The lively notes of wild cherry will compliment the torte and tie together the last moments of your evening.

Life is short. Eat chocolate at Dakota.

Chocolate Torte | 10
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