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Best Table-side Desserts You've Had.

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Newbie here!

Looking for some ideas to impress people visually and their taste buds.

So tell me about the best table-side desserts that you've had ever~

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  1. Bananas Foster at Bern's in Tampa.

    Even better than when they made it at Brennan's in New Orleans.

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    1. re: sunshine842

      Friend told us to try Brennan's when we went down to New Orleans years ago. We never got the chance.

      Banana Fosters is like the first thing that comes to mind when I think of TSD's sadly.

      1. re: Fuudie

        +1

        I thought the Bananas Foster at Commander's Palace was going to be one of those hokey, campy, dishes like baked alaska when I ordered it, and I was blown away by how good it was. Amazing. Admittedly it's very sweet, but still one of the more memorable desserts I've had, and easily the best one I've had prepared table-side.

    2. Cherries Jubilee, Strawberries Romanoff, Baked Alaska, Blackberry Financier, Gourmet S'mores.

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      1. re: chefathome

        How was the financier prepared tableside?

        1. re: julesrules

          After I posted I was wondering whether anyone would catch that! The teacakes, of course, were prepared in advance; the caramelized berries and spun sugar were prepared tableside, served with buttermilk ice cream.

          1. re: chefathome

            Sounds fun and tasty :) My tableside prep experience is limited to Toronto Greektown's saganaki cheese flambe! I think I'm going to try crepes suzette at home though.

            1. re: julesrules

              Oh, that cheese flambe would be marvelous! I haven't had that at a restaurant yet...

              I haven't made Crepes Suzette for ages and ages but love it.

            2. re: chefathome

              Spun sugar tableside! Sounds spectacular (and possibly dangerous).

              1. re: Pia

                Both! :-) Something I haven't done for awhile at home but must do it soon.

        2. Dessert course at Alinea.

          Truly a scene unto itself. Almost an Alice in Wonderland quality to it. Dali himself would be proud.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            a video on the very! http://www.chicagofoodies.com/2009/12...

          2. crepe suzette a la 1960s

            1. In Puerto Vallarta, crepes filled with caramel, and flaming tequila poured over the top. Mmmmmm

              1. cafe brulot is also impressive!

                brulee something at the table... creme brulee, fruit w/ brown sugar, etc. a flame torch is fun and exciting

                1. Bananas Foster is undoubtedly my favorite. but here are some other ideas:
                  - Cafe Brulot
                  - Crepes Suzette
                  - Cherries Jubilee
                  - Baked Alaska

                  1. Our local steak house does two other tableside flaming desserts in addition to Bananas Foster - which was always my favorite until I tried the others. They serve all three over a big scoop of very solidly frozen vanilla Blue Bell. One is the Mont Blanc with a white chocolate sauce and the other is the Nutty D'Angelo that is like flaming pecan pie sauce. OMG.

                    1. Omg guys. Thank you so much for sharing. Was a pleasure to read your responses.

                      Now.. I just need some recipes so I can try them out at home, haha.