OK, I mentioned my first experience at Cheesecake Factory at another blog so I feel obligated to share my story.
A few years back I was visiting my sister, here in Miami. So we went to a super huge mall called Sawgrass Mall. If they don't have it there...you don't need it. We shopped a bit, walked a bit then went to have lunch. My sister took us to The Cheesecake Factory.
We ordered our food and man oh man, it was thee best food I have ever had in my life. And trust me I am a tough critic. My dish was a lemon baked chicken dish. Wowser!! That melted in my mouth. The meal was over and time for what.....CHEESECAKE! Now I used to work at Denny's and loved their cheesecake. I love the simplicity of the dessert. I am not a sweet tooth person. I am more of a salty person. But I make an exception with cheesecake.
For those who have been living under a rock and never set foot into a Cheesecake Factory, let me clue you into how many choices you have when you open their menu...it...is...endless. So I stuck to my guns and ordered a plain piece of cheesecake. We had a wonderful waitress, full of personality. I handed her my order and she gave me the look of death. She began to clear away our dirty dishes and as she was clearing our table, she told me this, "I am going to take these dishes away, and while I am gone, you will make another choice. You do not come to the Cheesecake Factory and order plain...make another decision." She kept clearing the table and I picked up the menu and started looking. I finally decided on Kahlua and it was delicious. But I did long for the uncomplicated flavor of the plain slice.
If and when I do go again, I swear I will order a plain slice and be confident with my choice.