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Sneak peak: A look at what we ate in Proctor

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on April 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm | No Comments »
April 21, 2010 1:27 pm
Chocolate pot du creme at the Rosewood Cafe in Proctor.

This Friday, we’ll publish the fifth installment of our occasional Ten-in-One: Meals by the Mile series where we review 10 restaurants located within a compact area. For this Friday’s GO section, we’re paying a visit to the Proctor dining neighborhood.

We thought we’d prime your appetite the next few days with previews of dishes we enjoyed during our reviews.

Today, take a bite out of the pot du crème on the menu at the Rosewood Café. Click “more” to read about the dessert pictured here.

If you’re a chocolate fanatic and you haven’t tried the pot du crème ($4.50) at the Rosewood Café, you must. The ingredients, like so much about the Rosewood Café, are straightforward and simple, but wonderfully executed: Dark chocolate, heavy cream, eggs, sugar and vanilla transformed into a luscious cup of chocolate custard. It’s slow cooked in a water bath, turning it into a pot of ethereal cream, with a smooth texture and chocolate flavor so richly appealing.

Owner and chef Barry Watson, who opened the elegant, funky and airy café in 2003 with wife Renee, has created a niche menu of flavorful soups and well-composed sandwiches. Read more about the food at Rosewood on Friday.

WHERE: 3323 North 26th St., Tacoma
INFO: 253-752-7999 or
HOURS: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

A look at our previous Ten-in-one restaurant features:
October 2008: Korean restaurants along South Tacoma Way
February 2009: Mexican eateries on Pacific/McKinley
August 2009: The constantly evolving food court at Freighthouse Square
December 2009: The diverse eateries in Parkland’s PLU neighborhood

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