Best Desserts in 2012

It’s no secret that I have always been fond of desserts, here are some of the best desserts that I have had in 2012 in and around Vancouver.

Here are 10 of my favourite desserts, in no particular order:

1)    Salted Caramel Budino

Salted Caramel Budino

Salted Caramel Budino Butterscotch pudding, Maldon sea salt, rosemary biscotti

Created by: Chef Alex Tung

Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria

6011 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Tel: 604-299-8002

Web: http://www.cotto.ca

Twitter: @cottoenoteca

 

2)    Lemon pot de Creme

Lemon pot de Creme

Lemon pot de Creme with lemon foam & granite

Created by: Chef Curtis Luk

Fable Kitchen

1944 West 4th Ave, Vancouver

Tel 604-732-1322

Web: www.fablekitchen.ca

Twitter: @fablekitchen

 

3)    Fruit & Almond Crostata

Fruit & Almond Crostata

Fruit & Almond Crostata with vanilla gelato

Created by: Chef Chris Picek

Vicino Pastaria

68 East Cordova, Vancouver

Tel: 604-336-0042

Web: http://vicino.ca/

Twitter: @VicinoPastaria

 

4)      Pumpkin Semifreddo

Pumpkin Semifreddo

Pumpkin Semifreddo, Amaretti Crumble, Crème Fraiche, Sage Crisps

Created by: Chef Brian Skinner

The Acorn Restaurant

3995 Main Street

Tel: 604-566-9001

Web: http://www.theacornrestaurant.ca/

Twitter: @AcornVancouver

 

5)      Quindim

Quindim

Quindim is a delicious Brazilian dessert –baked Coconut custard

Created by: Chef Felipe Ramos

Rio Brazilian Steakhouse

689 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel:604-568-7722

Web: http://riobraziliansteakhouse.ca

Twitter: @riovancouver

 

6)      Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Apple Pie with black pepper short crust & quince jelly

Created by: Pastry Chef Welbert Choi

Forage

1300 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-661-1400

Web at http://www.foragevancouver.com/

Twitter @ForageVancouver

 

7)    Peanut Butter and Espresso Semifreddo

Peanut Butter and Espresso Semifreddo

Peanut Butter and Espresso Semifreddo, Cinnamon Donut paired with the Deschutes Black Butte Porter

Created by: Chef Stephen Chadband

Biercraft Bistro

3305 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-874-6900

Web: http://biercraft.com/cambie/

Twitter:  @biercraft

 

8)    Churros

Churros

Churros with dark hot chocolate sauce as well as the housemade yogurt and dulce de leche

Created by: Chef Neil Taylor

Espana Restaurant

1118 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-4040

Web: www.espanarestaurant.ca/

Twitter: @espanayvr

 

9)    Tuasukama Tiramisu

Tuasukama Tiramisu

Tuasukama Tiramisu

Created by: Chef Victor Bongo

Establishment

3162 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 736-7576

Web: http://www.estlounge.com/

Twitter: @EstLounge

 

10)     Oka San’s Rich Chocolate Brownies

Oka San’s Rich Chocolate Brownies

Oka San’s Rich Chocolate Brownies rich dark chocolate brownies served warm with dark chocolate sauce & vanilla bean gelato

Created by: Chef Etsuko Needham

Bistro Sakana

1123 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 633-1280

Web: http://www.bistrosakana.com/

Twitter: @bistrosakana

By: Richard Wolak