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Where can I find the best Chocolate & Raspberry Dessert in B'more?

dc_girly_girl Aug 28, 2008 08:11 AM

The man's birthday is coming up and I would like to have something chocolate & raspberry for dessert as that is his favorite combo. I am not much of a dessert person, so I am clueless. Can anyone recommend a fave?

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    amaebi RE: dc_girly_girl Aug 28, 2008 01:30 PM

    The molten chocolate cake at Roy's Restaurant is TO DIE FOR!! I think they garnish it with raspberries but there aren't raspberries in it per say. but sooo good. Actually, do you mean a dessert to buy and eat at home or at a restaurant?

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      sweetpotater RE: amaebi Aug 29, 2008 08:57 AM

      Last time I had it it was garnished with strawberries.

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        FoiGras RE: sweetpotater Aug 29, 2008 01:32 PM

        If you prefer, they will substitute the strawberries with the raspberries. FoiGras

    2. poached RE: dc_girly_girl Aug 28, 2008 01:44 PM

      While I can't speak directly to those flavors but Bonjour on Falls Rd. Has an amazing dessert case! I'm pretty sure they'd have something in the chocolate Rasberry combination- Their deserts are devine and have the special occasion feel.

      1. crackers RE: dc_girly_girl Aug 28, 2008 10:11 PM

        Oooohhh, that's one of my favorite combinations too, particularly if it is chocolate souffle with raspberry sauce. Alas, I don't know any restaurants in Baltimore that have anything like that. But!!! If you're thinking inside the box >groan< think about giving him a beautiful box of Rheb's dark chocolate raspberry creams and raspberry jellies tied up with a big satin ribbon. Or may a mix of milk chocolates and dark chocolates. Their store is across from St. Agnes Hospital, and they also have a big stall at Lexington Market (not too far from the Berger cookie stall), which is where I go whenever I want a box of local chocolates to bring to somebody special.


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          ronandaim RE: dc_girly_girl Aug 29, 2008 07:13 AM

          Sugarbakers in Catonsville (right off the beltway) has the best chocolate/raspberry cake. It's called the Raspberry Ribbon cake. It's super decadent and a special occasion dessert only. The 6 inch one for $26 goes a long way.

          Here's the menu:

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            FoiGras RE: dc_girly_girl Aug 29, 2008 08:23 AM

            I believe I found exactly what you are searching for. Go to "kalismeli.com" website and click on "Dessert Menu." There is a Chocolate Framboise. Chocolate cake with mousse and raspberry puree--fresh raspberries garnish the plate. I had it and it was fantastic. FoiGras

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              FoiGras RE: FoiGras Aug 29, 2008 08:26 AM

              I forgot to mention--you can dine at Meli's for lunch or dinner. But, it's a great place to stop in for dessert only or take out the desserts as you would a regular bakery. FoiGras

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                enginerd RE: FoiGras Oct 2, 2008 09:56 AM

                Agree fully. We had this and it was to die for. So yummy.

              2. ko1 RE: dc_girly_girl Aug 29, 2008 01:54 PM

                Patisserie Poupon has some great cakes with chocolate and raspberry.

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                  lawhound RE: ko1 Sep 29, 2008 07:01 AM

                  Agree, P. Poupon's chocolate/rapberry cake is by far the best of its kind in Baltimore. There really is no comparsion between the pastries here and elsewhere in Baltimore.

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                    amethiste RE: ko1 Sep 29, 2008 05:33 PM

                    I third Patisserie Poupon's Triomphe cake. It is a chocolate cake with kirsch, raspberry preserves, and chocolate ganache.

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                    peters922 RE: dc_girly_girl Sep 27, 2008 05:47 PM

                    Roy's restaurant has what is called a hot chocolate souffle. It is the BEST chocolate souffle I have EVER had!

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                      alene RE: dc_girly_girl Sep 27, 2008 06:28 PM

                      Mari Luna has a Napolean with a custard, crispy layers, chocolate, caramel and fresh raspberries....delicious, just had this evening

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