Chocolate Fondue at Melting Pot
How can you go wrong with a plate of cocoa-covered marshmallows that you get to dip in chocolate? The best thing about Melting Pot is that you can go just for dessert! WAHOO!
Tres Leches Cake at Chuy's
Here’s the other thing about dessert – I like it to be something I would not make for myself. At Chuy’s I found Tres Leches Cake – it’s a Mexican delight. Tres Leches means three milk (in case you took French in high school). This cake is TO DIE FOR!!! It’s so light and fluffy, then it soaks in the three milks. The cool thing is that the cake never disintegrates in the milk. It’s so amazing, I literally eat only half my meal just so I can have the dessert! Or, I eat all of my meal and then take the cake home. Okay...maybe I take two pieces home. We do birthday treats at work, and I bought an entire pan of Tres Leches Cake for my birthday buddy. It was worth it. (Just talking about it is really making me hungry!)
Choice of Dessert at Symphony Hotel and Restaurant
Last up is a mix of desserts that you can get at the unique Symphony Hotel. It’s a hotel and restaurant that has a very small set menu, and you choose from one to two items for each course. It’s a beautiful old building that’s been a lot of different things (including a brothel). If you sit in the room with the bar when the weather is nice, you can breathe in fresh air through the open doors while you taste the delightful dishes. In between courses, they provide a little bowl of Apple Cider Bellini Sorbet. This stuff is GOLD! Seriously, I could eat a ginormous bowl of it. It’s so amazing, so be prepared for unexpected amazingness in a palate cleanser. The restaurant also has excellent dessert, like lemon blueberry crème brulee and double chocolate croissant bread pudding. Be sure to ask the staff for a tour and the history of the art around the property. It’s a great place to enjoy dinner before a show at Music Hall or if you have friends in from out of town – especially since it’s just a block from Washington Park!