Thursday, November 08, 2007

Extraordinary Desserts

On the way home from Puerto Nuevo, we stopped by San Diego to pick up a balikbayan box* from Jade. Jade wanted to have dessert at Extraordinary Desserts. Granted we just had another cholesterol-laden meal of ribs, we decided to make it a day of good food and drove to the dessert place.

Located in Balboa Park (they have another location in Little Italy), this little cafe looks nondescript from the outside. Little did I know of what was in store for us inside... As I walked in, all I could see were flowers and fruits everywhere. My eyes had to adjust before I could actually discern which part was the cake because there were just too many flowers.

The hard part was deciding which one to get. After going back and forth (and a little bit of a push from CR), I decided on a slice of the Fraisier Triple Berry Torte. It's basically just kirsch-moistened sponge cake layered with slices of strawberry and raspberries, raspberry-boysenberry buttercream, and whipped cream. I also ordered a latte because the cake just looked too rich. CR decided on a Fresh Berry Beignet. Since the portions were pretty big, we all decided to share. There were 7 of us and we got a total of 4 desserts. KRMN ordered a Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding (because bread pudding is her fave) and JG ordered a slice of Gianduia which is rum-soaked chocolate cake layered with hazelnut buttercream, chocolate mousse, and boysenberry preserves. Are you salivating yet? I am.

(L-R Fraisier Triple Berry Torte, Gianduia)

(L-R Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding, Fresh Berry Beignet)

Fighting over the Triple Berry Torte...greedy, greedy

Empty Dishes...

For more info on Extraordinary Desserts, click here.
*balikbayan box is a box filled with goodies that's being sent to relatives in the Philippines.


karempot said...

you took a picture of the outside? hmm.. probably not my camera!

karempot said...

another note on the "balikbayan box"--if you're reading this and you're located in the los angeles area have your boxes sent through us
*HA! shameless plug*

Purse Addict said...

Debbie...can you take me here??