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5 Decadent Desserts

Carolyn Jung and Anh-Minh Le | August 8, 2017 | Food & Drink Story Eat and Drink

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The Sea
Creme brulee, panna cotta and mousse are a few of the classics taken to another level here. The latter is a raspberry variation served with matcha sable, crispy rice, white chocolate and devil’s-food crumble. 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

At the restaurant inside The Ritz-Carlton, desserts like the S’mores Firepit—toasted marshmallow mousse, spiced chocolate granita and graham cracker cake—are works of art. 1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay

Plumed Horse
Order the tasting menu or à la carte at this Michelin-starred venue, with desserts ranging from a Valrhona chocolate ganache with hibiscus tea sorbet and raspberry pavlova, to a banana nut bread souffle with salted caramel anglaise. 14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga

Savor chef-owner Tammy Huynh’s modern Vietnamese cuisine, and save room for desserts such as chilled strawberry soup with an orange palmier, white chocolate mousse and roasted rhubarb. 546 University Ave., Palo Alto

Alexander's Patisserie
While the Cupertino outpost is more compact than the Mountain View original, the sequel still offers an array of chef Dries Delanghe’s delectable macarons, chocolates, pastries and cakes. Multiple locations

Originally published in the July/August issue of Silicon Valley

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