Ok so usually a dinner with LH and DM within a 10 mile radius of Hillcrest is not complete without LH suggesting a trip to Extraordinary Desserts and EHK begrudgingly consenting to paying for an outrageously priced piece of cake because he knows it’ll make me happy. ML was with us this time since it was after enjoying the meal at Chillangos and she swears that LH never suggests it when they are just having dinner by themselves down here. I think I’ve tried pretty much every cake here at least once if not twice already considering EHK and I have come here bout once every other month since we started dating and then I do come here with my girlfriends occasionally on our girls’ night outings.
EHK and I decided to share the Blood Orange Torte along with a double Valrhona Mocha and DM also went with the same cake. I must say a delicious choice. The white cakes are little more refreshing after a heavy meal than the chocolate ones. This particular torte is layers of Ricotta cake soaked with fresh blood orange juice, layered with slices of fresh blood oranges, raspberries, cranberries and whipped cream.
ML and LH shared a slice of the Dulce de Leche torte and a Soy latte and coffee respectively. Unfortunately, they discovered that there were nuts in the cake when ML throat started feeling a little itchy. LH being the good guy he is scraped out the layers with nuts eating it himself so she could eat the non-nut parts. This torte consists of layers of chocolate cake with chocolate mouse and praline, drizzled with homemade dulce de leche.
Extraordinary Desserts= Happy Liz even after a terrible dayOh yes…there’s another location in Little Italy that you can find on the website. However the 5th Avenue one is the original location and you’ll probably feel more at home in the whimsical little cottage as opposed to the cavernous industrial style Little Italy one.
2929 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103-5919
M-Th: 8:30am - 11pm
F: 8:30am - midnight
Sa: 10am - midnight
Su: 10am - 11pm