The Park Restaurant has a burger night every Wednesday. The burgers are delicious. But burgers schmurgers, I go for the desserts. Walk in the door and canisters of freshly baked treats, concocted by the delicious mind of pastry wizard Dakota Bertrand, are waiting to greet you!!!
Though the burgers are customizable with gruyere, aioli, bacon, fried eggs, avocado, crispy onions (oh man oh man!), don’t be a fool and stuff yourself. Be a pro and keep a space for dessert! As decadent and rich as these appear (and are), they are surprisingly light and (not surprisingly) sharable, so just do it and thank me later.
* Chocolate tart with oatmeal cookie crust, apricot sauce and a roasted, candied hazelnut – the apricot sauce ties this tart to the summer season and a hidden layer of milk custard cuts through the smooth, dense ganache. I will lick the plate/I did lick the plate clean.
* Peanut butter sandwich cookie – these are the lightest, butteriest peanut butter cookies ever to cross your path, and they are held together with the whippiest, creamiest peanut butter. You can fit a few bites into your full stomach, I promise. I tested this theory. And you can get another for the road.
* A little baby tres leches cake with fresh strawberries – this one is a no-brainer. It is the perfect size, it is the perfect sweetness, there are the perfect amount of strawberries to go with each bite, and then it’s over and you’ll probably want another.
* Butterscotch budino with a molasses ginger cookie and a side of salt caramel – Budino is the cousin of pudding and pot de creme, and this one is rich and creamy with a slightly burnt, not-too-sweet butterscotch flavor making it easy to go back for another and another spoonful. Add to that the chewy, spicy, sugared ginger molasses cookie and a twist of the caramel that you saw when you first walked in the door (I know you saw them) and have hence been thinking about for the past 2 hours (I know how your brain works), and you’re all set. Forget about the unforgiving wax paper and just dive in. Extra napkins will be provided.