A while back I saw Mario Batali on Iron Chef whip up an English Trifle. It seemed like the most basic thing -- layers of fluffy cake, cream and berries -- but it was one of the most delectable sights I'd ever seen. I've been on a search ever since. Sweet Lady Jane does theirs pretty well, but somehow I know there's better. I think what gets to me is the over-sized portions. For me, sweets are best in the first eight bites. After that it turns into an unwelcome guest. This one had a 20-bite count, give or take a few.
My grandma had the lemon meringue. I think her eyes were bigger than her stomach when she chose it. Luckily meringues are mostly air, so she got through it without keeling over. Phew~!