At dinner there were complementary glasses of champagne and though we did not order dessert, after a superb meal we were gifted with this collection of delicious chocolate truffles and a message in chocolate. I failed to get a picture of the smeared mess of chocolate after we got through with it. That is for the best.
We wholehearted recommend Restaurant 821. The restaurant exactly matches my preference for many little things and different tastes. Each dish is usually three different preparations of the main ingredient and the chef uses many of the most modern preparation techniques especially some of the ones termed molecular gastronomy. We like guessing his techniques with our knowledge from the food network and books. We were so proud of ourselves to guess he used sodium alginate to make lemonade "caviar" - little tasty gelatinous caviar sized balls of lamon flavor. We appreciated the foams and he always uses the freshest ingredients.
We like his work so much we are going to see if we can get him on Iron Chef. Come to Wilmington specifically to eat at Restaurant 821. It will be a great experience.