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Goofy Yno May 20, 2011 10:19 AM

Hi,
For my wife's birthday we are going to do her favorite thing: go out for just appetizers and dessert. She loves rich dark chocolate, so where should we go for the best chocolate dessert. (we can drive anywhere in the valley).

  1. themis May 20, 2011 07:03 PM

    I might send you to one of the places who wisely tapped Tracey Dempsey for their chocolate desserts: Cowboy Ciao, for the original spicy chipotle chocolate pot de creme; or Citizen Public House, for the Jameson-espresso pot de creme. I am rarely the one who chooses chocolate desserts, preferring something lighter, but I make the exception in her case. Cowboy Ciao likes to serve the pot de creme very cold, but I prefer it with the chill taken off. I'd have them put it on the table and then linger over a drink. Either place is going to do you right by appetizers and cocktails, too.

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    Cowboy Ciao
    7133 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    Citizen Public House
    7111 E. 5th Avenue, Suite E, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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      Goofy Yno May 28, 2011 10:54 AM

      Funny, I made a reservation at The House at Secret Garden. then I read your response about Tracey Dempsey, who is doing their desserts. sounds like a good oman to me.

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      The House at Secret Garden
      2501 E Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042

      1. re: themis
        Bill Hunt May 28, 2011 02:56 PM

        "for the original spicy chipotle chocolate pot de creme" sounds like a few similarities to the flourless chocolate cake from there too.

        Do not recall having this dish, but can correct that quickly.

        Thanks,

        Hunt

      2. Bill Hunt May 28, 2011 02:55 PM

        Best that I can recall was Chef Bernie's flourless chocolate cake at Cowboy Ciao. He used a bit of chili pepper in it, and it was fantastic. Have no idea if Peter retained it, or not.

        Enjoy,

        Hunt

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        Cowboy Ciao
        7133 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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