Remember that dock sale at Tennessee Cheesecake I told you about a few weeks ago? Apparently, a lot of you really like cheesecake, because they sold a heckuva a lot of them. Hundreds of people lined up in the rain to claim their cheesecake, and I imagine all of them were very happy customers, because the cheesecake is the best I can recall ever having. Even the crust is excellent; I figure there's a whole lot of very good butter or perhaps magic in that crust (actually honey grahams and pecans) because while cheesecake crust is usually unremarkable at best, this is crust worth eating.
Now I have more Tennessee Cheesecake news to share.
They're starting a new promotion in conjunction with some of the area's favorite confectioners and food artisans to make limited-edition flavored cheesecakes.
The first in the series is Toffee Loves Cheesecake, made with toffee from Nashville Toffee Company. Added to the original cheesecake is a layer of milk chocolate almond toffee crumbles and caramel, and a topping of milk chocolate drizzle and pieces of almond toffee around the edge of the cheesecake.
Each cheesecake is $45 plus shipping, but a small number of the cheesecakes will also be available in the retail store starting today. This cheesecake (or, really, any of their cheesecakes or pies) would be a great gift if you've got chocolate and flower fatigue. But if this is the one you want, you better act fast; only 50 of these cheesecakes will be made and available to purchase.
Other local sweets you can get for Valentine's Day include the limited-edition pies from The Loving Pie Company that Dana Franklin mentioned last week (and Le Macaron macarons that I wrote about), as well as Christie Cookie's cookies, brownies, and chocolates, and Bang Candy Company's marshmallows, barks, caramels and other confections. And if chocolate is your Valentine's thing, don't miss the opportunity to get one of those limited-edition Olive & Sinclair cinnamon chili chocolate hearts.