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Where is your current favorite dessert?

ipsedixit Sep 27, 2010 08:30 AM

Restaurants only.

Bakeries, pastry shops, etc. need not apply.

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    Harry Niletti Sep 27, 2010 09:18 AM

    The root beer float with sassafras ice cream and warm chocolate-chip cookies at Michael Mina's restaurants -- for example, Stonehill Tavern in Dana Point. Everything homemade, of course.

    It brings together the favorite sweet flavors of my youth -- chocolate and root beer -- in a sophisticated way. (At least that's what I tell myself.)

    -Harry

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    Stonehill Tavern
    St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629

    1. westsidegal Sep 27, 2010 12:57 PM

      the black forest cake at cafe del rey.

      this is not your standard wedge-shaped slice of cake.
      it is somewhat deconstructed.
      divine WARM chocolate cake made with top quality chocolate
      cherries NOT from a can, NOT overcooked, and NOT too alcoholic. FRESH cherries, pitted, prepared perfectly
      two small scoops of vanill bean ice cream
      sprinkles of CRISPY chocolate flakes on top

      the combination of flavors, textures, and temperatures is simply divine.

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        ipsedixit Sep 27, 2010 03:19 PM

        'gal,

        That dessert does sound divine (esp. after a dud of an experience with clafouti at the Foundry).

        Is that dessert still available given that cherries are no longer in season?

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        andytseng Sep 27, 2010 02:38 PM

        butterscotch budino at mozza
        black sesame ice cream at musha (especially when it's 113 GD degrees outside.

        1. monku Sep 27, 2010 05:09 PM

          The classic CC Brown hot fudge sundae at Lawry's.

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            globalgourmet Sep 27, 2010 07:15 PM

            Jean Pierre's Floating Island at Cafe des Artistes in Hollywood.

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              maudies5 Sep 27, 2010 08:21 PM

              All things considered, I would prefer one bite of the Apple Pan's Banana cream pie to about 3 bites of any other dessert. That one bite just does it for me.

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              Apple Pan
              10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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              LADreamin Sep 27, 2010 09:23 PM

              Butterscotch pudding at AOC. It's the one truly memorable thing I have eaten there.

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              AOC
              8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

              1. mollyomormon Sep 27, 2010 10:27 PM

                I'm not even a dessert person, but the prune financier at District was one of the best things I've eaten this year.

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                  foodiemahoodie Sep 28, 2010 01:54 AM

                  Ultimate dessert menu? The EIGHT course dessert at Providence. With wine pairings!

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