Grovier makes a great, enormous fruit crisp with an oatmeal topping, big enough for three. There is a strawberry mousse pie with an Oreo crumb crust, caramel sauce and a name only Julie Andrews could pronounce: chocostramellicious. Grovier's creamy banana brulee is inspired. Nothing goes quite so well with the smooth, egg rich taste of a creme brulee as these thin slices of sweet banana, caramelized around the edges.
But I never got to taste the "chocolate thigh cream," which is only intermittently available. The chef says this pate-like confection of crushed macadamia and pecans, cappuccino and amaretto confected with a pound of chocolate, a pound of butter and a whole lot of whipped cream is hard to make; I'm coming back as soon as he makes more, and I promise not to smear any on my surfboard.