Stressed Backwards: A Quest for Desserts

Some people think in shapes, colors, and numbers. I tend to think in desserts. Though my meals end generally in “check please,” a mint, and maybe spoonful of peanut butter when I get home, I can’t help but imagine the joys of devouring one of the creative, luscious creations at the bottom of my menu.

In my opinion, dessert and dinner are separate beings. Dinner, though immensely enjoyable, is necessary for survival. It fills a need. It has purpose. Dessert, on the other hand, is quite the opposite. It’s indulgent, usually unhealthy, and is at most an ornament, or an afterthought. Still, I yearn for a petite raspberry drizzled cake, a fruity concoction, or a scoop of ice cream like life depends on it.

If your sweet tooth overrules your calorie counting, penny pinching, and general sense of right and wrong (like mine does), take note. There are enough pastries, crisps, and sorbets available on VillageVines to keep anyone spoon-scavenging the last bites every day of the week. In celebration of this, I’ve decided to feature a delicious VV week of desserts.

Aquavit
Chocolate Mousse

Generally, my eyes shoot towards anything chocolate, so this raspberry and macadamia nut adorned mousse is a no brainer. Plus, there’s salted caramel ice cream, which I would order anyway.

5-Diamond
Sugar And Spice Doughnuts

Cheap, sweet, and delicious. If possible, dip in apple cider. And be sure to wash your hands, because you will want to lick your fingers afterwards.

Double Crown
Rhubarb Lemongrass Shortbread

Time to get adventurous. Topped with candied yuzu orange and vanilla bean custard, this exotic concoction is one of those things where I’ll say “trust me.” You won’t be let down, especially if you forgot how good rhubarb actually tastes.

Spina
Pere In Vino Rosso

This classic Italian dish is the ideal end to a long dinner. The pears are poached to perfection in red wine, and served with a creamy vanilla gelato. Mmmm.

Duane Park
Pecan Pie

You really cannot go wrong with pie. This one is no exception. The crunch of the pecans with the particularly buttery crust will remind you of the holidays, but better.

Kittichai
Banana Spring Rolls

Yes, they are as good as they sound. The velvety banana texture is complimented perfectly with the crisp spring roll crust, and the flavors jump thanks to a fantastic burnt honey ice cream.

Fatty Crab
Dark Chocolate “Fatty Bar”

To wrap things up, I have to end with chocolate. This gourmet candy bar, made with made with roasted almonds, chili, and sea salt, satisfies any chocoholic’s deep addiction.

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One Response to “Stressed Backwards: A Quest for Desserts”
  1. Owen W. says:

    The Banana Spring Rolls at Kittichai are TDF!!!!!

    Delicious. My friend Matt (“Suds”) and I went there for a quiet evening and shared these as a dessert. We were so satisfied that we fell asleep in the middle of Friday Night Lights when we went home. And we NEVER do that!! Needless to say, Suds and I had a great evening!

    Thanks, VV! Thanks, Kittichai!

    – Owen

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