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    Post #1 - May 14th, 2018, 11:37 am
    Post #1 - May 14th, 2018, 11:37 am Post #1 - May 14th, 2018, 11:37 am
    I may be the only child to not give my mother grandchildren, but thanks to Meg Galus's desserts at Somerset, I won Mother's Day last night. Once she was done with a mediocre early dinner at a kid-friendly restaurant with the rest of the family, I took the woman who made me out for a 3-dessert feast at the newish Gold Coast restaurant from the Boka Group. Each dessert offered a fantastic array of flavors and textures that demand a visit from every sugar aficionado out there.

    The lightest of the three was a rhubarb raspberry pavlova- a perfect pavlova with cooked rhubarb, fresh raspberries, cake, and frozen yogurt. We had that light dessert first and while it alone would have made for a great night, it was actually our least favorite of the three.

    Up next was a decadent butterscotch pudding with pecan pralines, white coffee-kahlua ice cream, and caramelized grains (with heavy emphasis on the caramel). If anyone has had the butterscotch budino at Mozza in LA and thought they'd found peak butterscotch pudding, this one might make you reconsider. It's incredibly rich and probably should be shared.

    A version of the Somerset Sundae is always on the menu. The current iteration includes candied pistachio ice cream, coconut sorbet, mango passion fruit jam, salted caramel, and white chocolate nut crunch. While my love of butterscotch made the pudding my favorite, there's no denying this sundae is a showstopper that should be ordered on every visit.

    I'm pretty sure I'll get back to Somerset for a proper meal at some point, but I am absolutely certain I'll return for dessert. And also, based on this picture, a brunch of nothing but pastries is in my future.

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  • Post #2 - June 1st, 2018, 7:34 am
    Post #2 - June 1st, 2018, 7:34 am Post #2 - June 1st, 2018, 7:34 am
    For anyone who has enjoyed the mushroom bolognese at Somerset, you can thank me later: ... 1826465596