February 2, 2014
I’ve been thinking about the fabulous desserts I’ve had in recent times around Wellington (prompted by another couple of really good inhalings over the weekend).
I think we’re pretty spoilt with the number and variety of options frankly.
Some that stick in my mind (and I do confess to eating a few, so these truly are the ones that have stood out for various reasons):
- Matterhorn’s house-made ricotta hazelnut and raisin donuts with cinnamon, lemon and vanilla curd.
- An amazing warm coconut rice pudding with sultanas and candied orange at WBC.
- The delicious array of Mediterranean sweet pastries and cakes in the Lazeeza cabinet.
- A deliciously sticky (yep and large) Strawberry Fare apple pie with caramel, toffee and vanilla bean ice cream.
- The Charley Noble ice creams inspired by apple pie, and the chocolate candied bar with caramel popcorn (I didn’t eat both, truly!).
- Anything with dulce de leche at El Matador.
- The camote enmielado, horchata, yoghurt, queso de rancho and peanut palaqueta (braised orange kumara, palm sugar, organe, yoghurt and scatterings of peanut palaqueta) at Caliente (pictured).
- And believe it or not, the butterscotch brownie at Movenpick with a scoop of maple walnut ice cream.
Some other places that are always on my list if I’m thinking about dessert (but I haven’t been for a while for any specific offering to be fresh in mind):
- The Library – both cocktails and desserts.
- Sweet Mothers Kitchen – delightfully hand-made pie (pecan, key lime….).
- Zibibbo – especially the dessert tasting platter.
And that’s just all the stuff straight off the top of the head (errr, stomach).
So where are your favs?
It’s hard to beat the rogel from La Casa Caffe…
Aha, I shall add that to my list to try…. Nice one.
And surprisingly, just had a pretty fine ginger apple walnut dish at Bin 44 on Queens Wharf…..
I don’t know if it counts (and it is not always there) but the choc-dip spicy apple crumble ice cream cone at the Paramount cinema is fabulous. I go there just for that…occasionally… The berry caramel tart at Espressoholic was always a favourite too.
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