Are you in search of the perfect sugar rush? Do you find yourself longing to skip right past the entrée and on to a sweet ending? Do you proudly identify as a “dessert person?” If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you’ll be elated to discover that there are unreal and completely over the top confectionary enchantments waiting to be devoured in Alpharetta.
We believe in treating yourself—so while you’re here, you don’t have to wait to end your meal on a sweet note. Shake things up by ordering dessert first. And take some notes after you dig in – these desserts are definitely worth a 5-star Yelp review! Here are some of Alpharetta’s extraordinary indulgences:
1. Bananas Foster at Cabernet Steakhouse
Part of the magic of Cabernet Steakhouse’s Bananas Foster is the spectacle of its tableside demonstration. Perfectly ripe bananas are sautéed in butter, sugar, and cinnamon and then bathed in rum—all of which is set aflame in a fiery burst. The fire burns off the alcohol in the rum, leaving a hint of smoky taste and rum flavor. The delicious concoction is then complemented by a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream to balance out the warmth. The result? A palate-pleasing wow-factor you’ll be talking about for days.
2. Fried Oreos at Central City Tavern
The classic carnival delight is elevated to a new level at Central City Tavern. A golden, buttery batter coats the tried-and-true Oreo—then the whole thing is fried to perfection for a poppable treat that’s equal parts crunchy coating and melty Oreo cream. Honestly, it’s just a far superior way to consume the cookie sandwiches you grew up eating.
3. Espresso Crème Catalan at MADE Kitchen & Cocktails
This espresso-forward dessert can best be described as simple, elegant, velvety, and oh-so memorable. MADE’s Spanish take on the traditional crème brulee features a perfectly creamy coffee custard beautifully balanced with burnt turbinado sugar. Close your eyes as you experience the Espresso Crème Catalan and you may just find yourself transported to Spain’s Mediterranean Coast.
4. Molten Lava Cake at Cru Food & Wine Bar
Meet the Molten Lava Cake of your dreams. Reminiscent of those family dinners out when your mother allowed you to order dessert because it was a special occasion, Cru’s take on this classic chocolate wonder is deeply decadent and filled with a “molten” raspberry coulis center. Bright berry flavor accentuates the rich chocolate cake for an exciting twist on the dessert-lover’s favorite.
5. Colossal Brownie Sundae at Buca Di Beppo
Typically described as “to die for,” Buca’s Colossal Brownie Sundae is the way you want to go! Twelve decadent chunks of freshly-baked brownies are layered with six scoops of vanilla bean and chocolate ice cream, then drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauces only to be buried in mounds of whipped cream—all with a cherry on top. This one is certainly meant to be shared, so round up a few worthy friends and be prepared to fight for the last bite of this massive dessert masterpiece.
6. Strawberry Swiss Cake Roll at Alpine Bakery
Alpine Bakery’s Strawberry Swiss Cake Roll boasts a cloud-like vanilla sponge cake, house made custard, and strawberry filling kissed with fluffy whipped cream and encased with chocolate-covered strawberries. Just one bite of this sweetly delicate specialty immediately harkens back to the best sunshine-dappled spring days (of course, there’s no way just one bite will do!). The ultimate “treat yourself” moment, this taste bud dazzler is not to be missed.
So go ahead—start your meal out with a sweet treat instead of saving the best for last! After all, life is too short to miss a sugary moment!