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Best Dessert Miami

yomyb Jul 18, 2008 03:32 PM

Can't believe that with all the sweets I have craved during my pregnancy I didn't ask you guys this! I was inspired by the TB thread....what incredible dessert have you been ordering lately in MIA?

We have become very well acquainted with the dessert menu at Michael's especially the Streusel Panini... I love that stuff....

The ET chocolate cake at Epicure.

The chocolate cupcakes at Buttercream.

And I know many chows are not fans of Hy Vong, but I am.... authentic or not I love the Pho, BBQ Pork, and the more French than Vietnamese duck dish. And they serve the best chocolate chip cake.....

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    tpigeon Jul 18, 2008 04:47 PM

    Here are some of my favorites...

    Chocolate Cremoso @ Michaels
    Baked Alaska @ Michy's
    Bread Pudding @ Michy's
    Millefoglie @ Sardinia
    Creme Brulee @ Maison D'Azur
    Bananna Bread Pudding @ Ice Box
    Cheesecake @ P112
    Tres Leches Cake @ Francesco
    Dulce de Leche crepe @ Grazianos
    Date Pudding @ Joe Allen
    Toll House Cookie @ Joe Allen (I like this more than I should...)
    Panna Cotta @ Sardinia
    Duo di Mousse @ Sardinia
    Ricotta Cheesecake @ Macalusos

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      tpigeon Jul 18, 2008 07:09 PM

      Key Lime Pie @ Joes -- how can I forget that one...

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        yomyb Jul 19, 2008 04:34 AM

        Oh yes...the key lime pie... ;-)

        I also love the panna cotta at Sardinia. The tres leches at Francesco's is too dense for me, but the one at Houston's ( I know, I know, but my baby went through an American food/cheeseburger phase...) although not traditional is sooo good.

        Stopped at Ice Box last night for dessert after Korean and almost had the bread pudding... so sorry I didn't!

        God I never realized I have a problem... LOL

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          CFishman Aug 6, 2008 02:08 PM

          I want to second the date pudding at Joe Allen. Sharing it caused strife in my family. I am not a Le Tub devotee but I thought their key lime pie was quite good. Oh yeah, the churros y chocolat at Xixon is straight from Spain; don't miss it.

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          The Chowfather AKA sobe Jul 18, 2008 05:09 PM

          Not a big dessert guy and its been a while but the Banana Cream Pie at Emeril's (various locals) is an all time favorite of mine.

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          1. re: The Chowfather AKA sobe
            advisor_Girl Jul 19, 2008 04:55 AM

            yomyb>

            Your baby will be born a CHOWHOUND! Better stock up on gourmet organic sustainable VERY expensive baby food - I am sure they bottle it in the Hamptons and air-lift it here...

            Agree with TP - the cremoso at Michael's is in the Pantheon of all time Greats. It was my b-day "cake" this year. The sea salt and sweet thing is my weakness! Like nearly every New York Times foodie reader, I am going to undertake the FABULOUS chocolate toll house cookie recipe they printed this week that includes sea salt...

            It's barely 7am and I'm still hungover from the BATMAN movie (ONLY see it at IMAX!!!) and I'm already desperate to get started on those cookies... Dark Chocolate all the WAY!

            AG

            1. re: advisor_Girl
              yomyb Jul 19, 2008 06:22 AM

              OMG so funny....my husband has been talking about making those all week! Let me know how they turn out..... planned for Batman today so maybe I will take him to get the ingredients afterwards!

              LOL about the air lifted chow baby worthy food....my biggest fear is that my girl will be a picky eater....can you imagine having to give in to chicken nuggets for dinner?!?!?!? I pray my kids are like Frod's every day ;-)

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                Frodnesor Jul 19, 2008 11:24 AM

                yomyb - Just be patient - both our kids also went through their "chicken fingers" and "plain pasta" phases, but would start to find a few things they'd be willing to try and gradually their horizons re-expanded (they both actually ate much more broadly as babies when they started to eat real food, then shut down for a while, now have come back around). What worked for us was to continually expose without forcing anything on them.

                I was just saying to Little Miss F today that's she's got the best eating habits of anyone in the family - snacks on fresh fruit, eats lots of vegetables, doesn't really like junk food, doesn't eat after she's full - she's like a walking example of Michael Pollan's simple guide: "Eat food. Not too much. Plants mostly."

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                  yomyb Jul 21, 2008 07:44 PM

                  Thanks Frodnesor... I will follow your advice (and maybe need to ask you for some more from time to time...LOL). And you are so right about not forcing them... I work for Head Start and that is #1 rule....I just love when you talk about what they ate and enjoyed at a restaurant!

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                non sequitur Jul 19, 2008 11:20 AM

                No fair making me search for the link to that recipe:
                http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/09/din...

                (link may not work forever, but is working for me now)

                1. re: advisor_Girl
                  yomyb Jul 21, 2008 07:41 PM

                  So...we made the cookies. Only place they had the damn dark chocolate disks was Epicure... paid $7 a bag for them! Also went to 3 markets looking for cake flour.... xouldn't find it in SoBe so we ended up having to substitute all purpose flour with cornstarch to achieve cake flour consistency and right protein % (found trick online). I needed it done exactly right (or at least feel we tried our hardest...LOL) cuz I needed to see if these really were the ultimate chocolate chip cookies. You see mr yomyb makes amazing cookies.... I was skeptical these could be better. They were the best cookies I have ever seen, smelled or tasted. The sea salt and chocolate disks make them so special and waiting at least 24 hours for the dough to be just right before baking was worth every second. We baked one cookie last night only a few hours after making the dough and then the rest today...the ones today were at a different level. So there you go...they are worth the ingredient trips for sure....make them! ;-)

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                scscr Jul 19, 2008 02:57 PM

                Another vote for the Cremoso. It is almost the perfect dessert for me...salty, sweet, chococlate and mocha....mmmmm. We are having it tonight, AG style (with a b-day candle for my wife). I can't wait.

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                  miamisweet Jul 20, 2008 11:42 AM

                  Thai donuts at Bangkok Bangkok with lots of condensed milk no peanuts.
                  Sundaes at Swensens
                  A fresh Krispy Kreme Donut
                  Real NY Cheesecake from Gusto Fino in the Gables
                  Epicure Cakes

                  1. melicancook Jul 21, 2008 07:51 AM

                    Havana Harry's Flan is ALWAYS perfect! :)

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                      yomyb Aug 6, 2008 01:39 PM

                      Got back to this thread today so I could share that I had the flan at Havana Harry's today and it was phenomenal....then I see your post!!!! LOL Let me tell you, I have no idea how tey get it to be that perfectly creamy consistency but I will sure start trying to replicate it! It was the best flan I've had in MIA (my taste and opinion...you know chows on this board get feisty, LOL).

                      I also recently had the banana bread pudding at Ice Box... my lord... non-elegant, non-pretentious, homemade perfection....thanks for the rec TP!

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