Every Valentine’s date should end on a sweet note, and these top desserts for two are the perfect climax. You’ll have an afterglow before you even head home.
La Boucherie, Los Angeles, California
Goodness gracious, great ball of fire! A waterfall of blazing brandy douses the spherical mousse au chocolate, which melts – just like your date’s heart – to reveal ice cream inside. Guaranteed to fan the flames of desire. Make a reservation at La Boucherie.
Booth One, Chicago, Illinois
The DIY dessert lets sweethearts dunk the blushing berries in their choice of crème fraîche, whipped cream, brown sugar, Grand Marnier, and bittersweet chocolate. Then lovebirds can feed them to each other while making eyes at one another. Because that’s what romance is all about. Make a reservation at Booth One.
The Riggsby, Washington, D.C.
You and your date don’t have to be blazed to enjoy the Pot Brownie Sundae, but we’re not saying it wouldn’t hurt. A warm brownie packed with hazelnut ganache comes coronated with vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, chocolate pearls, hazelnut brittle, chocolate toffee, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce. Basically, everything a couple of stoners could ever want. Make a reservation at the Riggsby.
La Table, Houston, Texas
We <3 heart-shaped macarons. Especially this sizeable sweet, available in either raspberry or pistachio. Show your date how much you love them by insisting they savor the last bite. Make a reservation at La Table.
Imperial Lamian, Chicago, Illinois
Part dessert, part magic show. Melted hot chocolate is poured over the white chocolate shell, splitting it open to reveal a sweet surprise: berry bedecked pandan cake with vanilla gelato. If you don’t Boomerang it, you’re missing an opportunity to make your friends jealous. Make a reservation at Imperial Lamian.
Burlock Coast, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Gluttony on a platter. The Avalanche Sundae is all the good things. Scoops of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream are topped with salted caramel, chocolate sauce, brownie bits, housemade Kit Kats, pineapple chutney, and toasted marshmallows. Make a reservation at Burlock Coast.
Moulin, Newport Beach, California
We’re sure St. Valentine would have loved the St. Valentin. Fresh raspberries and blackberries sit atop a cloud of pâte à choux. A pair of puff pastries enrobed with caramelized sugar and berry glaze complete the blushingly beautiful treat. Make a reservation at Moulin.