Best Desserts

The top 3 from Avenue Calgary's 2014 Best Restaurant Awards.




1. Blink 

So often an afterthought, dessert is a serious course at Blink. Consider, for example, an apple-cinnamon cake served with poached apples and caramel-apple ice cream, all done in-house. Or the warm ricotta tart with B.C. plums, candied walnuts, raisin coulis and olive oil sorbet. That’ll demand your palate’s attention.

That’s why we ranked Blink as No. 1 for dessert this year. It’s thoughtful, well conceived, extremely well executed, and there’s only one chocolate dessert on the list. Not that we don’t like chocolate; it’s just nice to see variety. And the menu changes regularly, so be sure to check back often to sample the latest offerings.

111 8 Ave. S.W., 403-263-5330, blinkcalgary.com

 

2. Raw Bar/Yellow Door Bistro

Karine Moulin’s lush, intricate desserts -— from île flottante to mouth-puckering lemon tarts — can be almost too beautiful to eat at Raw Bar and Yellow Door in Hotel Arts. 

119 12 Ave. S.W., 403-206-9565, hotelarts.ca

 

3. Cassis Bistro

Finish a meal with a silky crème brûlée and an espresso at Cassis. C’est magnifique!

105, 2505 17 Ave. S.W., 403-262-0036, thecassisbistro.ca

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