2015 was a very sweet year indeed, at least when we're talking about the best desserts we ate at restaurants, bakeries and even cava bars. The year's top treats included tiny French macarons, refreshing paletas and beautiful (and delicious) desserts at one of the city's best French restaurants. They all ensure that your meal ends on a perfect note.
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The first bite of Seven Lions’ “cereal” bowl, with toffee corn puffs dressed up with vanilla panna cotta, raspberries and caramelized bananas, evokes feelings of nostalgia for the Corn Pops you ate as a kid. The second bite confirms that this dish is better. No longer available.
Is there something in the water in Ohio? The state turns out ridiculously good ice cream, like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, which landed here in 2013. Cincinnati-based Graeter’s arrived this year, bringing its indulgent chocolate-swirled ice creams, like the sweet black cherry chip. Dish $4.25, Pint $5.49.
The quaint soda fountain feels like a throwback, but your grandmother probably wasn’t making desserts like key lime hibiscus pie, topped with blueberries and tucked into a Graham crust. $5.
How do you set your burger joint apart from the masses? For DC chef Spike Mendelsohn, you whip up this toasted marshmallow milkshake, unbelievably smooth and topped with a charred marshmallow. $5.95.