Wow, what a tart! This is a wonderful combination of flavors and textures with crumbly crust (not to sweet!) and soft bananas and pastry cream, plus rich chocolate sauce. The whole process is really fussy with a lot of components, but each part is simple and the dessert comes together beautifully.
The whole thing would make a great tart baked in a tart pan-- I found the individual crust rectangles prone to breakage. Also, I prefer bananas cut into circles-- I think they look cuter than slabs, so I would make a layer of overlapping circles.
Well, this was delicious, but I my vote in the Classic/Update goes to the Classic Bananas Foster:
1. The Classic is WAY less fussy for an equally impressive and delicious result. I may make that again with my remaining bananas.
2. The Classic has more caramel and rum flavor-- the update just has a little of each.
3. The update isn't really Bananas Foster at all-- it's crossed over into Banana Cream Pie Update land. Of course, it would make a superb updated BCP-- in that matchup, the update just might win.
4. And the deciding factor-- Classic Bananas Foster has BIG FIRE!!!