Chef Tim Groody, the force behind Fork! in Cornelius, does farm-to-table right. With big city dining on the plate and small town welcome and comfort between the walls, they might be best known for their beloved savory dishes – a variety of the freshest seasonal vegetables alongside local meats and seafood. The real comfort food however is on the frequently-changing dessert menu.
This Flourless Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Sandwich with nut ale sauce is everything you’d want in a bite of summertime: rich dark chocolate, salty caramel corn, creamy ice cream, and a nutty topping. Put it all together, and you’ve got the grown-up ice cream sammie of your dreams. The flourless cake is the highlight – it’s dense, fudgy, and not too sweet, offsetting the cold caramel ice cream perfectly. Like everything else, this sammie is made in-house with all locally-sourced goods. The next time you see it pop up on the changing-daily menu, you’ll know it’s your night to head to Fork!