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Union Tribune – San Diego’s top 25 desserts

Union Tribune – San Diego’s top 25 desserts
By Pam Kragen

April 3, 2014

Food writers count every calorie, so for us there’s nothing worse than splurging on a dessert that disappoints. The U-T’s food-writing team had the difficult assignment of picking a (subjective) list of the 25 best sweet finales at local restaurants and dessert shops this spring. These are worth the calories, we promise. The order of this list is not a ranking.

Laura Chenel cheesecake
Avant’s pastry chef Margaret Nolan Carvallo’s sweet/savory dish, made with tart goat cheese from the famed Sonoma County dairy, is beautifully plated in a swirl of fresh raspberry purée and port reduction sauce and topped with a sesame seed tuille, with a side of golden cape gooseberries. 

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