We consulted our friends at Reserve again for this last post of their series. Do you and your significant other find yourselves planning meals around what’s for dessert? 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.
New York City
ABC Kitchen – Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae
ABC Kitchen & Michelin starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten invite you to enjoy their award-winning cuisine, curated in alignment with the farm-to-table movement.
Cosme – Husk Meringue with Corn Mousse
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.
Myriad Gastro Pub – Butter-with-scotch pot de crème
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.
Aster – Chocolate ganache with caramel
Aster is a neighborhood restaurant serving up progressive Californian cuisine in a lively, casual setting. Executive Chef Brett Cooper creates vibrant and layered food – dishes that are at once bold, comforting, and deceptively simple. By collaborating with burgeoning farmers and ranchers to grow produce specifically for the restaurant, Aster is able to create an innovative and seasonal menu.
The Franklin Room – Waffles & Ice Cream
The Franklin Room is a proper city tavern and Chicago speakeasy. Featuring a menu of comforting, flavorful American tavern fare inspired by the turn of the century, the restaurant celebrates the drinking culture and the sense of connection that neighborhood taverns have cultivated for generations.
Lula Cafe – Coconut Grapefruit Sundae
Creamy, cool and refreshing these tropical, citrusy scoops are kind of like a vacation in a bowl. Close your eyes, take a bite, and you can almost feel the sand in your toes.
With self-taught chefs and a willingness to cook against categorization, the menu at Lula Cafe has grown into a kind of humble maturity, risky but grounded, a boheme bistro of the unclassifiable kind. Lula is an ever-evolving Logan Square staple. Desserts this clean and refreshing are perfectly appropriate for any time of day, right?
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