Sweets for Your Sweet: 7 Must-Do Desserts for Couples
What better way to celebrate love than by sharing a dessert with your honey? Whether you’re an expert on the sweet stuff or just appreciate a sugary treat, restaurants these days are upping their game when it comes to the grand finales of their incredible meals. Whatever your pleasure — pies, cakes, ice creams (or heck, even waffles!) — get ready to be blown away by these restaurants’ latest drool-worthy creations.
Our recent favorites from this rotating mix of mini sweets (perfect for a table to share) include muddy buddies, lemon curd bars, house made caramels and truffles.
Dessert Charcuterie Board, Photo by BISq
Bisq is a restaurant and wine bar serving inventive American small plates in an intimate, modern atmosphere. The space features an open kitchen, marble charcuterie counter and two bars offering a French-focused wine program, along with a variety of beer offerings.
A house-made strawberry (and caramel!) waffle with honey, vanilla ice cream and fresh whipped cream. Also known as: the dessert of your dreams or the best breakfast ever.
Waffles & Ice Cream, Photo by The Franklin Room
The Franklin Room is a proper city tavern and Chicago speakeasy. Featuring a menu of comforting, flavorful American fare inspired by the turn of the century, the restaurant celebrates the drinking culture and the sense of connection that neighborhood bars have cultivated for generations.
Baked Granny Smith apples, spiced white chocolate gelato and caramel sauce make this one sweetly shareable treat.
Crostata, Photo by The Factory Kitchen
The Factory Kitchen serves traditional Italian fare cooked in an open kitchen, highlighting classic dishes prepared with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. With concrete surfaces, reclaimed wood tables and garage doors, the industrial dining room — a former factory space — is the perfect, modern counterpoint to the rustic cuisine.
The most instagrammed dessert of 2015, a showstopper born of a happy accident (accidentally crushed pastries filled — on-the-fly — with sweet corn cream) has changed our lives forever.
Husk Meringue with Corn Mousse, Photo by Cosme
Inside a chic, softly lit space, Chef Enrique Olvera and his team craft modern dishes rooted in Mexican flavors and traditions that also celebrate local and seasonal ingredients from the Hudson Valley.
Nutella, vanilla semifreddo and toasted hazelnuts? Talk about a sweet way to end your meal.
Belgian-style waffle, Photo by Amis Trattoria
Amis Trattoria brings rustic, Roman-style Italian flavors and sensibilities to its comforting dishes and inventive cocktails. Chef Brad Spence’s open kitchen is the centerpiece of the lively, loft-like space, framed by white brick walls and a stylish zinc bar.
No matter what you choose to nom on during the meal, end it with the a luscious, creamy, crunchy butter-with-scotch pot de crème, brown butter sable cookies and crème chantilly — you won’t regret it.
Butter-with-Scotch Pot de Crème, Photo by Myriad Gastro Pub
At Myriad Gastro Pub, Chef/Owner Trish Tracey dishes out globally-inspired comfort-food classics finished with a California twist. The cozy eatery offers up seasonal menus composed of snacks, small plates and entrées, with inventive sides and desserts rounding out the selections. Diners can enjoy all of the menu offerings — plus a notable collection of craft beers and wines — in the unpretentious dining room decorated with rustic metal, reclaimed wood, handcrafted tile and vintage accents.
A sweet and simple ending to any meal — and a great way to get a kick of caffeine before you both move on to your next destination — Goldie's presents their classic affogato with Verve espresso and creamy vanilla ice cream.
Photo provided by Goldie's.
Goldie’s is a casual California-inspired restaurant with a menu driven by local and sustainable ingredients. The Beverly Grove eatery features a garden patio — the perfect place to enjoy plates to share and a pick from the award-winning, artisanal wine and cocktail program.