After posting that entry about Logan Brown’s chocolate mousse the other day, I started thinking about the importance of desserts to a meal. They have such influence on one’s final impression … a great dessert excuses an average meal, an average dessert mars an otherwise great meal. We saw that on a recent episode of Top Chef … restaurant wars, and the team with the crappy desserts lost, even though their other dishes were better than those of the opposing team. Odd that people who want to be chefs don’t realise the importance of desserts … maybe they don’t eat out enough? But anyway, for the rest of us, I guess the lesson is to get those desserts right.