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What do you think of when you see the words “Napoleon Dessert”? Maybe something along the lines of this must be the great French conqueror’s favorite post-meal sweet treat?

Well, think again! In all actuality, the term “napoleon dessert” comes from the area around Napoli, Italy, where the dessert style originated. So, although it is easy to give the French credit for the famous “mille-feuille” as it is called in France, this dessert is just about as Italian as it gets!

But what do you get when you order a “napoleon dessert”?

“When you see the word ‘napoleon,’ you know you’re getting a layered dessert,” says Bob Colosimo, General Manager of Eleven Eleven Mississippi.

Napoleon desserts are known for bringing the best of all dessert qualities into one. Typically, the layers of the puff pastry of a napoleon dessert balance with the fillings, creating a nice experience for your palate. But, remember, the real key to a napoleon dessert is the flaky pastry it comprises!

That’s exactly what you’ll find when you order the Crème Custard Napoleon at Eleven Eleven Mississippi.

This napoleon dessert is a take on the classic French dessert with layered puff pastry. Layers of crispy phyllo dough are repeatedly stacked between layers of crème custard and covered in bananas smothered in a house-made caramel sauce.

In the Crème Custard Napoleon dessert, there exists a nice balance among the sweet crème and the crispy pastry that is perfectly blended by the banana caramel.

“There are a lot of elements that people enjoy between the textures and flavors in our spin on a napoleon dessert,” says Colosimo. “This is our most popular dessert. It’s been on the menu since day one and we won’t be it taking off!”