When I eat, I eat with my eyes. But after a quick glance at my hips, taste is an issue too. Extraordinary Desserts fulfulls both those requirements off the bat.
Extraordinary Desserts next to the (puny) Little Italy neighborhood area of San Diego is the second location for Karen Krasne’s sugar wonderland. Ms. Krasne has been creating desserts at the first and original Hillcrest location for over a decade. Her second location is sleeker and more modern but hasn’t lost any of the charm or flavor of the first.
Like the first location, upon entering the newer restaurant, your visual senses are overwhelmed by beautiful pasteries, from huge cookies to coffee cake as well as various pasteries decorated with flowers and ribbons. But at the new location a wine bar bar is now available.
If you’re anything like me, selecting from a wide selection takes some time. Am I in a chocolate mood? How much chocolate? How big a dessert and most importantly is anyone sharing?
On this particular day, my very generous friend treated me to an afternoon sugar high. He had never been to Extraordinary Desserts and I had chirped in his ear often enough how wonderful the desserts were. So on this particular visit after a quick calculation, I decided on one slice of cake to share with beverages.
The cappuccino cake ordered was as expected: rich, decadent, chocolately and most importantly delicious. But one problem. One of us was allergic to walnuts which was sprinkled between the cake layers. Was it deception on my part knowing that he was allergic? Nope. But the cake was fully consumed with no objection.