Best dessert in the city?
What is the best dessert you have had in Boston?
I vote for the Souffle at Petit Robert.
I did like the profiterole I got at Petit Robert in Kenmore Square a good bit.
Some of the more memorable desserts and related items I've had locally include:
-Indian pudding with vanilla ice cream at Durgin Park.
-baked alaska at both Oleana and Locke-Ober.
-baked goods at Modern Pastry, Maria's, or Mike's in the North End.
-most any ice cream flavor at Toscanini's or Herrell's
-the chocolate buffet at Cafe Fleuri.
-gelato at Gelateria in the North End.
-any pastry I've tried at Athan's in Brookline.
-most any cookie or bar at Rosie's.
-any pie I've tried at Petsi Pies.
Impossible to choose one, but one that stood out in my mind recently was at Salts, a tart of dark chocolate with walnut ganache, a Guinness-flavored whipped cream kind of thing, candied kumquats, and malted-milkice cream. The chocolate had a nice balance of salty and bitter flavors, was not overly sweet, avoiding a flaw I find in many desserts.
This reminds me a tiny bit of my favorite combination at Christina's, malted vanilla ice cream plus some kind of deep chocolate one.
Favorite dessert at a restaurant: strawberry shortcake at Eastern Standard
Favorite dessert not at restaurant: coffee ice cream with hot fudge at Toscanini's