I don’t know if any food can be called “life changing” but the chocolate tart at Bread and Butter might come close. It’s a chocolate lover’s dream — a small, round single-serving tart with a chocolate crust with two thick, dense layers of creamy, bitter sweet chocolate topped with a few chocolate shavings for added effect.

It may not seem like a huge serving, but it’s so rich that it’s enough for two. It replaces the chocolate tart at Baguette Cafe as the best I’ve had. And, it might be one of the best desserts I’ve had. Ever.

The dessert was so wonderful that it overshadowed an otherwise amazing muffalatta. The wedge shaped “sandwich” had layers of delicious meat and cheese with an olive spread and pickled vegetables along with a small side salad. It was a terrific meal, but the highlight of lunch was undoubtedly the chocolate tart.

There are so many amazing looking treats at Bread and Butter that you can’t go wrong. But, if chocolate is your thing, go for the tart.

Chef/Owner Chris Herrin, formerly of Bouchon, has done an outstanding job with this business. Not only has he produced amazing food, he’s engaged the community and online folks through Facebook and Twitter to make this a Henderson hot spot. His passion for his craft is evident and will serve him well as he expands his business with the soon to open “Meat and Three” diner.

5 Stars

— Updated below: 9/5/12 —

If you’re a fan of root beer, this is the place to go. They’ve got a case stocked with various brands of the stuff. I’m guessing some of it may be hard to find elsewhere in Vegas.

Their chocolate chip cookie might be one of the top 3 that I’ve had in town (with the other contenders being Retro Bakery and Max Brenner). It may not look like the prettiest one — it almost resembles a deflated souffle or inverted muffin top — but its chewy interior, slightly crisp exterior, and balanced amount of chocolate chunks makes it a hit.

I love what the team is doing here. They keep putting out some wonderful items that make this shop one of the best in the Henderson/Las Vegas area.

5 Stars

10940 S Eastern Ave
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 675-3300

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