Over the Top Desserts

Decadent over-the-top desserts

Dessert collection for two at Hanover Street Chophouse.

Photo by Susan Laughlin

We've heard it all. Black pepper meringue frosting. Pistachio halvah. Green tea cheesecake. Cookies made with pretzels. But do they satisfy that craving for the ultimate dessert experience? Here is our list of must-try, over-the-top desserts for a dramatic sweet ending to surprise and thrill you.


Hanover Street Chophouse
149 Hanover Street
(603) 644-2467
Dessert Collection For Two
Talk about having your cake and eating it too! Share this parade of six confections, including white chocolate bread pudding, carrot cake, cheesecake, warm chocolate molten cake, vanilla bean crème brûlée and a nine layer chocolate cake.

Tip: Free valet parking adds a bit of luxury to this
Martingale Wharf Restaurant
99 Bow Street
(603) 431-0901
Black Truffle and Mango
Tapioca Pudding
OK. Imagine this. Dipping your spoon into cloud-like tapioca pudding made with white chocolate custard cream, topped with mango purée with mango bits, topped with shaved black truffle, a drizzle of truffle oil, and a finishing drizzle of
liqui caramel.

Tip: Sit at the bar with panoramic 180-degree water views and pair it with an espresso martini.
Luca’s Mediterranean Café
10 Central Square
(603) 358-3335
Chocolate Pyramid
Beautiful outer dark chocolate shell, shaped like a pyramid, coats an interior of moist chocolate cake layered with a comforting chocolate mousse and hazelnut cream

Tip: While you are enjoying it, indulge with a side of their chilled chocolate martini.
Bedford Village Inn
2 Olde Bedford Way
(603) 472-2001
Bête Noire
Caramelized bananas with Nutella powder, deep espresso ice cream, fresh raspberries and Frangelico fluid gel.

Tip: Go over the top with their famous Chocolate Bag. It’s filled with Chambord cake, white and dark chocolate mousses, fresh berries and whipped cream.
Black Trumpet Bistro
29 Ceres Street
(603) 431-0887
Cranberry Chevre
This succulent pink cheesecake square is made from a combination of goat cheese, cream cheese and puréed cranberries; has a graham crust; is sided with walnut pear conserve; and topped with whipped vanilla crème fraiche.

Tip: Locally sourced ingredients and sophisticated small-plate dining brings crowds, so make sure to reserve ahead.


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