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Jun 28, 2007 12:39 PM

LA's BEST desserts????

I'm looking for some of the most decadent desserts found in restaurants in LA. If anyone has had a dessert that was really unusual or just plain amazing, please let me know what it is and what restaurant had it.

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  1. Dessert tasting menu at Providence

    Midnight madness at Jerry's Famous Deli (I know, it's Jerry's) big slab of cake, lotsa ice cream, fudge.ooohhh!

    Gelson's Victor Benes chocolate cake with those caramel ribbons all over

    Mashti Malone's ginger rosewater ice cream.

    leeda's giant choclate chip cookies.

    Special Tiramisu at Il Tiramisu

    1. Kaiserschmarren at Spago (pancake-like dessert with warm strawberries)

      Blackberry Cobbler at Cynthia's

      Banana Banana Banana at Chaya (both locations)

      the Souffles at Arnie Morton's

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      1. re: LisaStitch

        Second the vote for Cynthia's.

        Creme Brulee w/ Huckleberries at the Four Seasons.

        Chocolate Souffle at Bistro Gardens

        Nata's natas

        Linda's Fabulous Fudge Cake and White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake at (gulp!) Cheesecake Factory

        1. re: Emme

          speaking of creme brulee, i thought the rendition that was served to me at ocean ave seafood in sm was really quite good.

        2. re: LisaStitch

          And the chocolate croissant bread pudding at Chaya

        3. Does the yuzu drink at the end of the Sushi Zo omakase count?

          My vote is for the chocolate mille-feuille at Hatfield's

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          1. re: SauceSupreme

            Any one of the desserts at Hatfield's. On our recent visit, we had the panna cotta with passion fruit sorbet and rasberries, lemon tart with yogurt sorbet and blueberries, chocolate and peanut butter petit cake, caramel ice cream and espresso ice cream.

            The one other dessert they had that same evening (with the 3 course dinner) was a seasonal cherry tart with yogurt sorbet, which also looked delicious.

            If you haven't been, I highly recommend you get the chef's tasting menu (7 course) as both course 5 and 6 are desserts. Everything there is delicious!

            1. re: SauceSupreme

              I will definately second Sushi ZO...forget about regular dessert, the sushi there is so decadant and melts in your mouth that it is dessert. This is coming from a sweet fanatic. Suchi zo gives you a reason to believe.

            2. I love the key lime pie with whipped cream at Houston's. Churros dipped in chocolate at Literati II are also divine!

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              1. re: dinami

                Sansrival cake from either Goldilocks Bakery or Red Robin. YUMMY!

                1. re: thericequeen

                  Whoops! You specified restaurants. The Lemoncello Sorbet @ Cafe Paradiso on Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica.

              2. The entres are aweful, but the griddle pan chocolate chip cookie a la mode at O-Bar in West Hollywood is one of my favorite drunken desserts when served with Kaluah on the rocks.

                I don't like Cynthia's Blackberry cobbler because it tastes, to me, like a jar of Smuckers.

                the Souffles at Off Vine

                Red velvet cake at Doughboys