Extraordinary Desserts (revisit)
The Dovers and I went during the afternoon and it was nice and quiet. A small line, but not nearly as chaotic as their usual evening crowds. We sat inside because I didn’t want to be outside with the friendly bugs…
We decided to order two desserts to share: something fruity and something chocolaty.
Passion Fruit Ricotta Torte (about $7 or $8) - Tropical and light, this torte is made of ricotta cake layers, soaked with passion fruit juice and layered with passion fruit whipped cream, kiwis, strawberries, and bananas. A little soggy and too sour for my tastes… dessert should be sweet! =) Besides, I’m not a fan of kiwi anyway.
Truffe Framboise ($7.50) - Raspberry and kirsch soaked chocolate cake layers are surrounded by bittersweet Valrbona chocolate mousse, with fresh raspberries bursting inside and out. Very, very rich… too the point where you just can’t finish it. The thick chocolate can be too much, but it was very delicious. I think they should offer a WHITE chocolate version. It would be positively sinful…
2929 Fifth Avenue
San Diego CA 92103