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.

 

PLACE DISH DESCRIPTION IN A WORD
Hanover Street Chophouse
149 Hanover Street
Manchester
(603) 644-2467
Website
Dessert Collection For Two
$15
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
evening.
Seductive
Martingale Wharf Restaurant
99 Bow Street
Portsmouth
(603) 431-0901
Website
Black Truffle and Mango
Tapioca Pudding
$9
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.
Wow
Luca’s Mediterranean Café
10 Central Square
Keene
(603) 358-3335
Website
Chocolate Pyramid
$6
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.
Superb
Bedford Village Inn
2 Olde Bedford Way
Bedford
(603) 472-2001
Website
Bête Noire
$9
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.
Elegant
Black Trumpet Bistro
29 Ceres Street
Portsmouth
(603) 431-0887
Website
Cranberry Chevre
Cheesecake
$8
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.
Sublime

 

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