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brownpear Mar 10, 2008 11:50 AM

It’s my birthday and I’ll be in Baltimore this weekend. I’m looking for a place that serves a really yummy yummy dessert! Any memorable suggestions for desserts in Baltimore??

And yes something warm and chocolate is a plus but as long as it's divine I'm good!

Thanks!

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    eblood Mar 12, 2008 10:22 AM

    I have to weigh in on Vaccarro's. I would NOT suggest going there. I made the mistake of eating dessert at the one on Canton square last weekend and it was terrible. For one, don't go thinking you'll find authentic Italian desserts. The gelato was grainy as if it was freezer burned. I had a “Napoleon” which was basically a stack of dried out pastry dough (probably from Cisco) with some ok crème in the middle, and weak, very non European milk chocolate.

    Maybe the one in Little Italy is better, but I’d go with one of the other suggestions, especially Charleston’s bar.

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      sweetpotater Mar 11, 2008 04:49 PM

      I don't like the food at Cinghiale but the desserts are divine. My husband swears by Vaccarro's.

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        a70wilson Mar 11, 2008 02:27 PM

        If you are willing to do dessert separate, one of our favorite special occasion things to do is to have a drink and dessert at Charleson. The desserts change, but they are always good, and we let them pick out a pairing for us which has opened our eyes to things we never would have tried. An example, I really don't like port because it is too sweet, but one time, they suggested a port with this bitter-sweet chocolate dessert - the port by itself was too sweet for me, but with the dessert, it was lovely. With just a drink or two and dessert, though, this is usually at $60 outing, so definitely special occasion.

        If you are going for dinner and dessert, I LOVE the toll house pie at Henninger's. Nothing fancy, but wonderful. And the rest of their food is great, so it would be good for a full meal.

        And while it was not divine per se, the baked Alaska at Oceanaire was tasty and just pure fun. How often do you get to see someone set ice cream on fire?

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        Henninger's Tavern
        1812 Bank St, Baltimore, MD 21231

        Charleston
        1000 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

        Oceanaire Seafood Room
        801 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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          hon Mar 12, 2008 11:18 AM

          The desserts at Henningers are great!

          http://henningerstavern.com/menu.php?...

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          tapas gal Mar 10, 2008 02:41 PM

          I had an amazing Spicy(with Cayenne and Cinnamon )Chocolate Pot D'Creme at Salt over Valentine's Day. I'm not sure if it was a VD special or not. But it was fantastic.

          1. poached Mar 10, 2008 02:26 PM

            My two favorite dessert evenings are:
            1. ordering dessert and champagne cocktails at the bar at Brassarie de Tatin, The have a wide selection, apple tarts, decdant chocolate , great ice creams, all are great esp. the Baked Alaska, when is the last time you saw that on a menu?
            2. Wine and dessert @ B in Bolton Hill. The Pot D'Creme is out of sight the creme brulee is lick the bowl clean good and always a great seasonal specialty

            I also second Glarus Chocolatier in Harbor East- very tasty!!

            1. tennisgal1206 Mar 10, 2008 12:27 PM

              I've also heard that Piedgrotta on Central Avenue is excellent. Cakes from Patisserie Poupon (Baltimore street) are beyond sublime (but it's not really a dessert place, per se).

              Glarus Chocolatier in Harbor East is worth a visit if you are in the mood for excellent, old-world chocolates, made by hand.

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                elgringoviejo Mar 12, 2008 01:10 PM

                Piedegrotta is excellent, and better than Vaccaro IMO. Recommend the Tiramisu.

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                  charmedgirl Mar 12, 2008 01:17 PM

                  I would never, ever dissuade someone from trying Piedegrotta (ever), but the OP should know it is cafe/bakery and it isn't open in the evening. So if the OP is looking for somewhere to go out for dessert after dinner or something, Piedegrotta sadly does not fit the bill.

              2. ktmoomau Mar 10, 2008 12:05 PM

                The corner Vaccarro's (SP?) in Little Italy is pretty good, at least last time I was there.

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