The other day my girlfriends and I met at Oliver Cafe, the lounge adjacent to the $25-million former Sports Club LA, now Equinox. You know, the one where Posh Spice works out in full make-up (and high heels, did I hear someone say?!?).
While the indoor/outdoor space isn’t that large, the bright and airy venue boasts a comprehensive menu with delicious options, including a spa section that’s guaranteed to satisfy the most health conscientious Beverly Hills housewife. With such attention paid to veggie-steaming and calorie-counting, I doubted that they’d have a satisfactory dessert menu.
This is where I was wrong, aside from some awful sounding low-fat Tiramisu that’s made with Splenda (bleh), they had delectable options including red velvet, carrot, and chocolate cakes. Mmm, chocolate cake it was!
This selection completely captivated all three of us with it’s perfect consistency, cool fudgy icing, and strip of chocolate sauce on top for good measure. Unlike the dry and terrible chocolate cakes that I’ve had lately, this slice of heaven had a rich and full bodied flavor, enhanced by a kick of amaretto liquor. Mmm, an easy 5-cherries!