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My favorite chocolate dessert in beantown...

bot a "Jamaica" from Athan's for the office... still my all around favorite chocolate dessert in beantown: chocolate mousse, cake, cherry jam all enrobed in really good dark chocolate ganache. it rocks. i won't say that everything at Athan's rocks, but the jamaica is pretty darn good.

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  1. That sounds a lot like the chocolate mousse cake at Burdick's, except they use lingonberry jam. My favorites right now are the super chocolate cupcake at Kick Ass Cupcakes in Davis and the burdick pastry... at Burdick's, it has rum ganache and I believe it's called japonais layers? I don't know exactly what's in it, but I love it! Where is Athan's?

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    1. re: voodoocheese

      Athan's is at Washington Square
      http://www.athansbakery.com/cafe.html - you can take the green line (C) to Washington Square, parking can be a little difficult around there.

      It is pretty good for a weekend coffee, and their baklava is pretty good too!

    2. Chocolate variety for 2 at Finale (with a glass of Rose Regale) and Burdicks hot chocolate

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      1. re: pink dress

        hate to say it, but pretty much everything at finale is sub-par... i have never had anything at finale that was sufficiently delicious.

        1. re: StriperGuy

          ditto..everything looks pretty enough, but seems to be made of the same relatively bland chocolate mousse. I tried just about all their desserts when I found the place last year.

          I'd rather stop by Party Favors and try anything new they have. Had a piece of their Chocolate Decadence cake over the weekend and it was awesome if you're a chocolate fan...chocolate cake/mousse layers w/ a chocolate ganache on top and everything tastes like chocolate so you need a good cup of milk to go with it :-)

            1. re: StriperGuy

              The desserts at Finale photograph really well.

              I thought Athans was in Watertown?? What am I thinking of?

              1. re: Alcachofa

                There are a couple of bakeries in Watertown that sell pastries -- I'd guess you're either thinking of Lily's French Bakery or Modern Danish Pastry House.

                1. re: Alcachofa

                  In case you ever get stuck at Finale, I find the fruit desserts better than the chocolate ones. I've always been sorely disappointed with their chocolate desserts, though they *are* pretty.

                  1. re: Alcachofa

                    there's a second athans in brighton on washington street, near daniel's bakery. athans made a chestnut creme chocolate cake that was heaven. rosie's chocolate orgasm still ranks right up there.

              2. Just had the most delicious chocolate mousse at Bistro Pierrot. Check it out.

                1. My two favorites (a tie) are both from Eastern Standard, when offered:

                  Chocolate Bread Pudding
                  Dark Chocolate Mousse

                  Both are very, very chocolate-y but not very sweet, which is how I like my chocolate!

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                  1. re: heathermb

                    Have you had the choc. bread pudding at Sonsie? I think it kicks Eastern Standard's ass. I see AnjLM likes it too.

                    1. re: Joanie

                      I actually haven't had anything at Sonsie in years...might have to go try it. Thanks!

                  2. Okay, it's far from my favorite restaurant, but each year a group from work goes to Anthony's Pier 4 for dinner. And each year we order both the Grand Marnier and Chocolate Souffles...I have to say it's the one thing I really look forward to when we go! If it didn't take about a half hour to make, I'd go there and just order dessert!