It’s probably too late, and I apologize for not getting this up in a more timely manner, but the Food Network is filming a segment on Robert Carter’s famed coconut cake from Peninsula Grill. Guest sign-in started at 11:30 a.m. at Lowndes Grove (266 St. Margaret St.). They need a live television audience for the taping of Creme de la Creme, a new show that profiles the best of the best.

They already taped some footage on Saturday at Peninsula. I was one of the crowd invited to come in for a staged meal so they could get material for the show. Bob Carter and restaurateur Hank Holliday made appearances, talking about the restaurant and the cake. A couple of cameras circulated as we ate and drank and generally enjoyed the special lunch. They served a crab salad and a scrumptious bass dish, but everyone was there for dessert, of course.

Despite having several stories I could have shared about Peninsula Grill’s coconut cake being my most favoritest dessert ever, the cameras only came by to capture us gorging on our gigantic piece of cake. Can’t wait to see that on TV.

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