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…

Extraordinary Desserts

We decided to order two desserts to share: something fruity and something chocolaty.

Passion Fruit Ricotta Torte

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

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…

Extraordinary Desserts
2929 Fifth Avenue
San Diego CA 92103
(619) 294-2132

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 12:43pm

My favorite dessert place in San Diego. Better than Cold Stone, Baskin Robbins, Yogurt Land (and man do I love those places).

Portions are big and the desserts are very rich so you really don't need to eat the whole thing. everytime I go there I share my dessert- I usually pick this chocolate pivnier (I think thats how its spelled....) It is heavenly! I am now addicted to this place.

There is more than one location but I suggest going to the one on 5th downtown because I love the atmosphere. Everyone I've taken here loved it. The desserts are so beautifully displayed and it is hard to choose just one.

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