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sxymamachula Mar 28, 2011 12:32 PM

Going on a date with a "dessert addict" any suggestions?

Need places in the DC area...old school, new school etc.

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    Jeserf RE: sxymamachula Mar 28, 2011 01:28 PM

    CoCo Sala....hands down

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      odkaty RE: Jeserf Mar 28, 2011 01:55 PM

      Second this. We each order a small plate, then split the 3-course dessert and leave stuffed ... so good!

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        Jeserf RE: odkaty Mar 28, 2011 04:42 PM

        Have you been to their brunch? If not, go - it's SO good and for the amount of food you get, it's very reasonable for the pris fix. SO good - the s'mores french toast!...mmmm

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      mjhals RE: sxymamachula Mar 28, 2011 01:39 PM

      I just had an amazing bread pudding at Brasserie Beck last night. I don't usually think of them first when I think of "dessert places", but there were a TON of interesting options on Saturday night, to include a few specials that sounded great. Other memorable desserts I've had off-hand have been the sticky toffee pudding at Againn (about a year ago, so not sure if they still have it), and I'm always a fan of Rays the Steaks chocolate mousse (they have white, dark and milk- milk is the best IMO, with a hint of caramel taste). As a bonus- the entrees are great at these places as well.

      Brasserie Beck
      1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

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        ktmoomau RE: mjhals Mar 28, 2011 01:56 PM

        Agreed in all your recs, I had a great dessert at Brasserie Beck too, but it was something with chocolate in it, can't remember exactly what it was.

        I also really like the Banofee pie at Againn, simple but good.

        Ray's the Steaks also had great Key Lime pie.

        I would also add in Palena and Central for great desserts.

        3529 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

        Brasserie Beck
        1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

        Key Lime Cafe
        207 N Talbot St, Saint Michaels, MD 21663

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        Jeserf RE: sxymamachula Mar 28, 2011 04:43 PM

        A recommendation also for Dolcezza in Dupont - amazing gelato. I love it. And they have great coffee, too.

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          Elyssa RE: sxymamachula Mar 29, 2011 06:35 AM

          There is the obvious CoCo Sala. But a few other restaurants with great food and memorable desserts are Central, Cashion's Eat Place, and Bibianna (ummm fried Nutella!)

          Cashion's Eat Place
          1819 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

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            GinChevyChase RE: sxymamachula Jan 13, 2012 10:59 AM

            Does anyone know if there is a place in the DC area that is akin to Vaccaro's? Closest I found was Kafe Leopold in Georgetown.

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