Tag Archives: Desserts

Ocean Prime Sumptious Sophistication

To say that Dallas has enjoyed having Ocean Prime in its line-up of seafood offerings is an understatement. Since bursting on the scene, this sophisticated fine Picture 76dining establishment has created impeccable service, gigantic and delicious shrimp and decadent desserts – Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, anyone?

Besides offering an array of tasty morsels for lunch and dinner, the specialty menus are a standout. Blueberry French Toast is an interesting twist on an old favorite, and the Lobster and Eggs is a to-die-for combo. If you’re feeling particularly hungry, order the Chilean Sea Bass with Glazed Carrots and Champagne Truffle Sauce, which tastes especially lovely with Candied Yams with Marshmallow Brulee. With such an outstanding menu and frequent live entertainment, the only thing standing between you and total satisfaction is the valet parking your vehicle outside Ocean Prime’s front doors.

4. Garfield Park Conservatory’s Sweet Saturdays Feb. 6 & 13

Picture 8For a modest $3 admission, visitors can learn how plants living at the Conservatory are the key ingredients in many scrumptious desserts. Bananas, vanilla beans, cinnamon bark, and chocolate trees abound, and Tropical Treat Stations throughout the Conservatory offer the opportunity to sample these natural sweets. Hands-on activity stations give both young and old the opportunity to make a variety of scented gifts and cards, and live music at the Tropical Café rounds out the day. Special guests on February 6 offer a honey-tasting event; on February 13, the special highlight is a vanilla-tasting presentation.

Bringing Back the Milk Moustache at Milk Shop

Whether you go sweet or savory, the Milk Shop features some of the best sandwiches, sodas,LAmilk and sweets an L.A. restaurant could offer. Though breakfast and lunch are the most popular times to visit the shop, most people stop by for a quick slice of blue velvet cake or a Shirley Temple float.

If you think blue cake and whimsical ice cream floats sound more childish than chic, you won’t believe how elegant the décor is and how its fashioned similar to an upscale New York eatery. This place is a perfect first date spot where you are encouraged to create your own malts or split a pear and almond tart for two. With first daters, young couples, and anyone who loves good food, it wasn’t long until the ladies from MTV’s The Hills made their debut on the show eating a casual late afternoon lunch here.

If you are going for lunch, do how the Hills girls do; snag a table outside on the street to get front row seating for people watching.

Patio Perfection at Cafe Pinot

As a member of L.A.’s infamous Patina Restaurant Group, Café Pinot is the perfect culmination of dining outdoors with American and French Californian cuisine.

Centrally located downtown, Café Pinot is that restaurant that your parents are probably going to before they see Elton John play in concert or where your roommate is taking his girlfriend for their anniversary before he drags her to the Lakers game. But if you choose to embark on downtown activities such as a nice little visit to the Staples Center, some patrons swear that the only thing that should truly never be missed at Patina is the desserts. With classic favorites such as chocolate lava cake and apple crumble, those can enjoy everything Patina has to offer either before or after the first basket.

And in true Los Angeles fashion, Patina encourages patrons to enjoy the outdoor patio seating where it is most important to be seen. Though other restaurants may offer dining outdoors, no one truly does it like this restaurant.

Though you might have to dress up and keep the kids at home, Café Pinot is the perfect addition to everything downtown L.A. has to offer and added that little extra that it was missing.