This I Believe

Jake - Hollywood, Florida
Entered on March 14, 2007
Age Group: Under 18

Dessert is the best part of any dining out experience. Families eat out often in modern American society. In fact, some people are motivated to eat in restaurants not for the social interaction but for the culinary aspect of the dessert course. When my family and I dine out together, we try to find the finest restaurant offering a variety of food choices including specialty sweets, rather than simply seeking places to socialize. We typically focus on the dessert selections as the most crucial part of our meal. In fact, sweets are our biggest lure.

Dessert is the best part of any meal because eating sweets makes people feel good. Consuming sugar instantly lifts one’s mood. Dessert makes people smile. When ordering dessert, people feel uninhibited and free from dietary concerns, at least for the moment. No one thinks about getting fat when they are eating food that tastes so good.

Seven layer German chocolate cake, creamy vanilla ice cream, blueberry pie, crème br–lée, and raspberry sorbet are stupendous. They make one’s palate feel good and one’s stomach feel satisfied. Such desserts even lift a diner’s mood. The selection of dessert can be more meticulous than a main course. It is smaller and more of a delicacy because it serves to prolong the dinner for social aspects. It pacifies a child’s sweet tooth so they do not beg to leave while the parents can continue to talk. When everyone at a table orders dessert, it creates a party atmosphere. Dessert is nothing short of a celebration.

I believe in ordering dessert because it satisfies everyone’s desires.