Having a chef prepare a dessert tableside and interact with the guests is an experience that our diners really enjoy. It’s the “wow” factor people are looking for.


1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Bananas foster
4 oz. butter
3 bananas, sliced
1/2 cup high-proof rum
1 lemon, cut into wedges
18 oz. vanilla ice cream
Pinch of cinnamon


  1. Prepare sauce: Melt butter and remove solids to clarify. Add brown sugar and cinnamon and stir frequently over low heat. Add heavy cream and vanilla extract and bring to a simmer; remove from heat.
  2. For bananas foster: Squeeze lemon juice over bananas. Add butter to hot pan. Gently add bananas and caramelize briefly.
  3. When hot, pull pan away form flame and add rum; return to flame and ignite. Add a pinch of cinnamon to the top of the flame until it burns out. Add sauce and bring to quick simmer.
  4. Portion into 6 servings and serve each over 3 ounces ice cream.

Yield: 6 servings