Dessert Week


Much to my dismay, I had to turn down an invitation to a dessert and dessert wine pairing event at Lark Creek Steak last week. I’m not sure if that’s the culprit (because I need something other than my sweet tooth to blame) but as it turns out I ended up “dedicating” my entire week to dessert.

Here’s how it broke down:


Pesce’s version of a deconstructed strawberry tart was flaky, creamy and perfectly sweet with the best of the season’s berries. We ate this around midnight—or just before—so it counts for both days.


Chive catering handled the food at our luxury issue party, and while the savory food was delicious, the chocolate soufflé cake oozing with a molten chocolate-peanut butter center stole the show. And to think I almost missed this event….


I went to check out Piqueo’s, a new contemporary Peruvian spot in Bernal Heights. After trying an impressive number of piqueos (small plates), ceviches and entrees, we split (um, more like I devoured and my friend lightly nibbled) TWO desserts—the torta de chocolate and the flan de camote. The former was a dense chocolate cake with nuts on the outside, a huge scoop of a lucuma (like maple) ice cream and caramel sauce. The latter was my fave—a sweet potato flan with an orange-cinnamon sauce.

Friday: And last but not least, after a big, late lunch at Salt House, a few drinks at Bourbon & Branch and a sushi dinner at Okoze, I still managed to stop next door at Swensen’s for a scoop of homemade Turkish coffee ice cream.

Luckily I already planned a 50-mile bike ride for Saturday morning, although after a week like that, I should’ve biked 150!

If I embark on another dedicated dessert week, what spots should I hit?

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