Extraordinary Desserts…The name says it all. Karen Krasne‘s extravagant creations are appealing to the eye as to the palate. We stumbled upon this dessert restaurant, thankfully, by luck. The moment we stepped through the entrance, we were blown away by the display of stunning cakes lined up waiting to whisked away and placed into a cake box. We probably spent 15 minutes going from one display case to the next trying to decide what to savor that evening. As we narrowed down the choices, a fresh batch of desserts were put on display. A kid in a candy store is how we felt.
Here are a few of the beautiful treats you’ll see when you step in…
Extraordinary Desserts also has Happy Hour Specials available Monday through Friday from 4-7pm. The Little Italy location’s happy hour menu features light bites, including sandwiches and a selection of cheeses, and daily wine and beer specials. It might be worth getting a few items and sharing it with friends. Shall we recommend getting a grilled cheese panini, like the Italian Fontina panini or the Turkey Sandwich which is loaded with baby greens and served with a side of olives. Pairing them with a glass of wine or beer is ideal. But remember, you’ve gotta save room for dessert.
It was hard to make a choice on what to have for dessert. We chose the Four Berry Cobbler and Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding. The Four Berry Cobbler is served warm with a medley of fresh berries – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries – and topped with a crunchy crust, which I think was the best part of the dessert. Cracking the shell is tough but you can break off a piece and use it to scoop up the warm, sweet berry filling.
The Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding is by far, the best bread pudding we’ve ever had. It’s made with a Vanilla Crème Brûlée mixture with layers of bittersweet chocolate and pieces of croissants. It’s a very rich and savory dessert, and a must for chocolate lovers.
It’s too bad Extraordinary Desserts only has locations in San Diego. Would love for them to open up in NY or CT. We’ll keep drooling at our photos until we make the trip back to the West Coast.
1430 Union St
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: (619) 294-7001