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desserts---what is your favorite dessert around los angeles?!

i am looking for your favorite desserts in los angeles whether it is at a restaurant or bakery or where ever?!!!

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  1. Custard Tart with Fresh Raspberries (especially when warm from the oven) at EuroPane.

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    Euro Pane Bakery
    950 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106

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    1. re: sel

      In this same vein, I love the tart clafutti at Amandine. It's more refined than other preparations I've seen, with raspberries instead of cherries and a layer of pears at the bottom.

    2. At La Mill: Passionfruit Gelee / Lychee-shiso sorbet, coconut-soy milk soup, basil seeds
      At Providence: Kalamansi gelee/white chocolate coconut soy milk soup, lychee-shiso sorbet

      Notice the similarities? - both by Adrian Vasquez

      Pretty much anything involving passionfruit is good with me.

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      1. re: soniabegonia

        sbegonia, agreed with the Vasquez factor. He may be the best pastry chef in LA right now. I hate to say it, but his desserts sometimes outshine Cimarusti's food.

      2. The much hyped budino at Pizzaria Mozza more than lives up to its rep, and the chocolate cake thing at Rivera, but there is no way someone could finish that alone-it's too damn rich! (But AMAZING!)

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        1. re: schrutefarms

          budino is good, but copetta is better - crispy pizzelle, salted caramel ice cream, marshmallow cream, toasted peanuts MMMMM

        2. Gjelina does a delicious, spoonlicking version of the butterscotch, calling it a pot au creme and topping it with salt and whipped cream.

          Also love the tart sweet key lime pie at Nook.

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          1. re: nosh

            You must try the butterscotch pudding at Beacon! It has creme fraiche and shaved chocolate on top!

          2. I'm partial to Ruth's Chris Carmelized Banana Cream Pie and King's Hawaiian Dobash cake.

            King’s Hawaiian® Bakery & Restaurant
            2808 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505

            Ruth's Chris - multiple locations