Ocean Prime {Denver} {Everywhere}

Immediately wow’d by Ocean Prime we were escorted to our seat, upstairs, back corner, sitting right above Larimer Square.  Instant love.  An impromptu vacation from cooking a meal of my own, which would probably never compare to the yummies at Ocean Prime.  We were quickly informed, by our gracious host Patrick, what the name of the restaurant means – Ocean standing for swimmers in the sea, and Prime standing for the animals on the land.  Makes sense.  I instantly turned “Ocean Prime” into my own meaning – Ocean = beverage, Prime = first class, or prime, desserts.   I can find dessert meanings in almost every name.

After we were stuffed full of their incomparable Surf and Turf and trying to eat lightly (ya right), we were greeted with ALL 7 of Ocean Prime’s beautifully plated desserts.  WHOA.  Light and fresh Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake, tart and sweet White Chocolate Key Lime Pie Tart, creamy with that perfect bruleed sugar crust Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee, mmmm Baked Alaska, decadently rich Chocolate Cake.  And the belly pleaser – the holy grail of Ocean Prime desserts – the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie from Ocean PrimeThis Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie looks insanely rich, but I found it to be so light and airy that I could have eaten two…Had my husband not bet me $100 to eat the entire slice of Baked Alaska after eating the other 6 desserts, I totally could have taken down a second pie.  This pie starts with a layer of Oreo cookie crust, giving it just the right crunch.  Piled high on top is a mound of whipped peanut butter cream.  A cream so light and perfectly salty it proportioned well with the top layer of rich chocolate ganache.  And because of the altitude the whipped cream is whipped fresh every 10-15 minutes to keep it fresh and insanely delicious.

You know you need some right now…

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