Sweets for Your Sweet: 6 Must-Do Desserts for Couples

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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

A mighty mountain of salted caramel ice cream, candied peanuts and popcorn, whipped cream and chocolate sauce.abc kitchen 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

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.CosmeFood4_Dessert

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.

San Francisco

Myriad Gastro PubButter-with-scotch pot de crème

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.Myriad_Dessert_PotDeCreme

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

Chocolate ganache with black caramel and cocoa nibs to have you swooning over every yummy spoonful. Chocoholics beware: this one is highly intoxicating.Aster dessert - sf

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

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.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.

Lula Farm Dinner - Coconut Grapefruit Sundae dessert

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?

Try all of these great restaurants by downloading Reserve and entering code ZOLA2015 before 11/15/15 to get $20 off your first dining experience.

Featured image|| Art and Entertain Me  (1) ABC Kitchen (2) Cosme  (3) Myriad Gastro Pub (4) Aster (5) The Franklin Room  (6) Lula Cafe 


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