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diningdivala Sep 30, 2008 07:21 PM

I'm trying to come up with a list: Who has the most obscenely decadent desserts in LA? Not just sinful, but outrageously priced, too. Thanks!!

  1. tablefor1 Sep 30, 2008 08:09 PM

    - Copetta at Pizzaria Mozza : Caramel gelato, crisp cookie, (plenty of ooey) marshmallow, salted peanuts. A guilty, guilty pleasure. $9

    - Creme Brulee at Comme Ca : Essentially sweet vanilla butter with caramelized sugar on top. So much more rich than your average vanilla creme brulee. $8

    I'm not so sure about 'outrageously priced'. These seem pretty standard in price (for mid- level dining), but I thought they stood out among what you'd normally think of as decadent, namely, chocolate desserts.

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      justagthing Sep 30, 2008 08:32 PM

      Basil infused Panna Cotta at Sapphire's in Laguna Beach...so good!

      1. westsidegal Sep 30, 2008 10:08 PM

        the meyer lemon souffle served with berry/mint sorbet at jiraffe.
        can't remember the price

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          Emme Sep 30, 2008 11:06 PM

          Cynthia's Blackberry Cobbler - massive in size and priced at 9 dollars, or maybe more now

          SimonLA's Junk Food Platter at the Sofitel

          Butterscotch Budino at Mozza

          Desserts at Cut are 14 bucks - the apricot vol-au-vent was good (is it still there?) and the chocolate pudding cake

          Chocolate Mille-Feuille at Hatfield's - double digit price

          Mastro's Butter Cake

          ...ever read this? http://www.forbestraveler.com/food-dr...

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          schrutefarms Oct 1, 2008 04:01 AM

          Second Simon LA's junk food platter...$25 bucks, comes with homeade snowballs, rice krispy treats (choc and vanilla,) cookies, cupcakes, kettle corn, cotton candy and a shake. I may be forgetting something, too.

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            Nicole Oct 1, 2008 02:56 PM

            The dessert tasting menu at Providence! Ranges from $30 to $50, for 3 to 8 courses ($40 to $80 with wine pairing). In my experience the desserts tend to be light on the palate rather than super-rich, but I find it rather decadent to have several courses of delicious desserts!

            For a single dessert, the peanut butter truffle cake at Hatfield's is pretty decadent. Probably around $9 but I'm not sure.

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              tastycakes Oct 1, 2008 09:40 PM

              ooh yes, the molten peanut butter chocolate cake with salted caramel ice cream and chocolate sauce is lick-the-plate good mmmmmmmm

            2. burumun Oct 1, 2008 07:53 PM

              by "decadent" I think of Asia de Cuba's Bay of Pigs ...
              basically a banana split. That feeds 8. For $12.

              --burumun
              http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com

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