No matter how hearty your meal, it’s tough to pass up a sweet treat at its conclusion. This month, we highlight a selection of restaurants that each feature a standout dessert menu – consider this our endorsement for that little extra end-of-meal indulgence!
Issaquah, WA: Sip at the Wine Bar features well balanced American cuisine that spotlights bold flavors and spectacular presentations. Much of the produce is grown in the restaurant’s own organic garden, and Chef Chowdhury uses classic techniques with an inventive edge to create flavors that are complex, yet soulful. A decadent choice from the dessert menu is the Lemon Ricotta Fritters, featuring Limoncello sabayon, cherry jam and lemon verbena frozen yogurt..
Portland, OR: Pacific Pie specializes in handmade sweets and savory pies. This husband and wife team began selling their handmade pies at the local farmer’s market and are now the proud owners of two bakeries and restaurants. It’s tough to choose from a dessert menu this extensive, but you can’t go wrong with the Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart, featuring a chocolate tart shell, homemade caramel, chocolate ganache and pink salt.
Cupertino, CA: Flight Wine Bar Flight Wine & Food in Cupertino is a great place to stop after work or meet friends for a fun night out. Flight Wine Bar offers local as well as international wines by the glass, small bar plates and full dinner menu. The dessert menu offers a selection of sweet treats to end your meal, and the Homemade Rhubarb Shortcake with Caramel Sauce is a celebration of sweet and tart flavors with a beautiful presentation.
Escondido, CA: Bellamy’s Restaurant serves California Modern cuisine with French influences. This hidden gem in Escondido is quickly progressing to the top, creating a farm-to-table dining experience and serving the most robust flavors of every season. Bellamy’s Signature Chocolate Bisou is a standout selection from the sweets menu, featuring crunchy praline, chocolate mousse and semi-sweet chocolate sorbet.
Phoenix, AZ: Wright’s at the Biltmore is the signature dining venue at the Arizona Biltmore, offering fresh cuisine reflecting an innovative culinary style characterized by vibrant, local ingredients. The restaurant creates unique dishes that are nourishing and simply elegant. The dessert menu is famous for its soufflés, which have appeared on the menu since 1929. Choose from dark chocolate, Grand Marnier, Sauce Anglaise and a seasonal selection