There’s no better way to end a scorching New Orleans’ summer day than with a cool and decadent dessert. With sophisticated takes on traditional favorites, Criollo’s dessert menu is sure to satisfy even the most refined sweet tooth. Take a look at these tantalizing treats before you make your next visit to Criollo—there’s no shame in planning your dessert in advance!
Strawberry & Orange Bavorois
This dessert flawlessly unites a light almond cake, tart fruits and creamy bavarois to create a deliciously complex taste experience. The almond gateau is a simple and buttery cake that pairs seamlessly with the fruits on the plate. For the perfect bite, make sure to scoop up the right amount of velvety bavorois, berries and cake.
Why settle for one dessert when you can have three scrumptious treats? Frangelico Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pecan Spicy Stone Chocolate, and Lavazza Espresso Tiramisu all share the plate to put on an extravagant show of rich flavors. This dessert is perfect for sharing amongst friends, but can also be enjoyed by one.
Grand Cru Bolivian Chocolate Mousse
This dessert is truly for the chocolate fans. The intensely rich Bolivian chocolate mousse is paired with the local Satsuma to create a sensational cultural fusion. With the perfect dollop of butter cream and a mixed berry brulee on the side, this dessert satisfies any sweet tooth.
The leaning tower of gelato, chocolate garnish and almond cookie might seem daunting at first, but this beautiful dessert makes the perfect post-dinner treat. Pistachio and chocolate gelato layers are divided by almond cookies and drizzled with chocolate sauce. The berry sauce gives the other rich ingredients a spark of tart flavor, which makes this elegant dessert a multi-flavor experience.
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Easily confused for a piece of modern artwork, the flowerless chocolate cake is sure to impress both visually and taste-wise. By drawing on the classic combination of chocolate and berries, this dessert finds a middle ground between savory and tart. Don’t forget to grab a bit of whipped cream for that perfect bite!
New Orleans Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is a legendary southern delicacy that holds a special place in the hearts of many. Criollo has honored this classic dessert and put a modern twist on the dish by dousing it in praline and whiskey sauce. This bread pudding certainly has a kick, but the sweetness will remind you why this dessert has always been a favorite.
While the hovering almond candy might first catch your eye, the baked egg custard will certainly be what your attention is drawn to. This thick and creamy treat is not your average dessert, but will certainly become a favorite–especially when each bite is accompanied by berries, cream and a savory caramel sauce.
White Chocolate Crème Brulee
Gently nested on a bed of almonds, the white chocolate crème brulee makes for a delightfully refreshing dessert. You’ll rarely find a crème brulee out of a dish, but the Criollo chefs have managed to take this classic dessert out of its comfort zone, and onto a dish filled with sweet accompaniments.
These desserts are currently available at our hotel restaurant Crillio and can be paired with a wide variety of our selected wines. For menus, reservations and wine lists, please refer to Criollo’s website. http://criollonola.com