Last month, we went on a family trip to San Diego. We went with two other families and we all have little girls around the same age. While we were at the zoo eating lunch, one of our friends brought up a dessert place that we had to check out. So naturally we left the zoo and rushed over to Extraordinary Desserts. In total, there were six adults. I figured this would be the ideal time to do an extensive Extraordinary Desserts review because we got to try multiple dishes in one sitting. If you are on a diet, you may want to stop reading this post.
I am a huge fan of dulce de leche. When I saw a personal sized dulce de leche cheese cake, I knew I had to try it. Perhaps the best way to describe this dish is: it tastes just as good as it looks. When you take the first bite, your taste buds are immersed with a subtle flavor of caramel. Immediately after, your mouth is coated with a rich and creamy texture of the cheesecake and whipped cream. This is definitely an amazing dessert for dulce de leche fans. Warning, it is a very rich dessert, so either share or plan to only eat this one dessert.
For the chocolate lovers out there, the Extraordinary Dessert Caribe cake is a game changer. This is a moist chocolate cake with layers of chocolate mousse that has been infused with mango, banana and passion fruit. It is topped off with rich dark chocolate and fresh fruit. It is served with a chocolate, mango, passion fruit and kiwi sauce… YUM!
If you want a lighter dessert, you should try their Napoleon (three layers of puff pastry filled with cream and fruit). If you’ve never eaten a Napoleon before, it can be a bit tricky to eat due to the way it is constructed. If you try to cut the puff pastry, you usually end up smashing the cream and fruit so it all comes out from the sides. The trick is to use your fork and puncture the puff pastry quickly to break off a section, without pushing the filling out. Personally, I still think the Napoleon from Assal Pastry is the best, but Extraordinary Dessert makes a good one too.
For this next dessert, let me start off by saying I am normally not a shortcake person. However, the lilikoi shortcake at Extraordinary Desserts is extremtely good. The shortcake itself is nice and simple, and it is filled with fresh fruit and hand made cream. What really puts this dessert over the top is the lilkoi (passion fruit) sauce. It transforms this dessert from a typical shortcake into a tropical party in your mouth. I highly recommend this dessert, just resist the urge to lick the plate clean.
Their individual banana cream pie was good, but I think it was my least favorite dessert. Normally I enjoy banana cream pie, but I typically have it in the traditional pie form where you get cream, banana, custard and crust. At Extraordinary Desserts, it lacked the custard, so you just got cream, banana and pie. It was still a tasty dessert, just not one that I would order again.
If your not looking for a full on dessert, but you still want a tasty treat, you should try their Pineapple White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookie. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut is one of my favorite cookies, so when I saw that they served this with Pineapple, I had to try it out. Surprisingly the chunks of pineapple worked really well with the cookie.
For this Extraordinary Dessert review, I saved the best for last. Based on just looks, this coconut sorbet doesn’t look like an extraordinary dessert. Yet, once you take a bite, you will understand why I am calling this the best dessert at Extraordinary Desserts. This dessert is classified as a sorbet, because no dairy is used to make it. However, since it is made with coconut milk, it still maintains the rich creamy texture that most sorbets can’t achieve. Just imagine a spoonful of velvety ice cold cream that immediately starts to melt as it hits your tongue. As the sorbet melts, your mouth is overwhelmed with fresh coconut flavor. I’ve eaten a lot of sorbet, ice cream and gelato over the years but this coconut sorbet is a game changer.