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There’s a dessert menu for adults and for kids at Circa 55 Restaurant, where we highly recommend you save room for one of the confectionary delights from executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi, who’s made desserts for the celebs at the Golden Globes.
The menu is subject to change, but when we dined in the retro 1950s-themed dining room, there was a luscious strawberry martini trifle made with mascarpone mousse, almond sponge cake, layers of strawberry gelée and a hint of basil essence that was out of this world. Other mouth-watering favorites include the complex chocolate tart served with dulce de leche ice cream and caramelized macadamia nuts, and topped with thick crème anglaise and caramel sauce.
If you’re in the mood for something more traditional, there’s a New York-style cheesecake topped with exotic preserves and a trio of homemade sorbets — with various flavors including strawberry, guava and passion fruit when we perused the menu — topped with assorted fresh berries. If you’re looking to try a few different desserts, we’d recommend the selection of mignardises, which during our visit included a dark chocolate chilled custard, a cake made with layers of almond biscuit, coffee butter cream and chocolate ganache, a mini strawberry tart and an assortment of French macarons.
Kids are in no way forgotten -they’ll have their pick from a giant homemade chocolate cookie or The Beverly Hilton sundae that lets youngsters combine vanilla, chocolate or strawberry ice cream with three toppings, such as strawberry sauce, M&M’s and whipped cream. This way, everyone can leave with their sweet tooth satisfied.
Made in house, our comforting desserts are inspired by the circa 1955 era — from the crowd favorite Crispy Tropical Cream Cheese Beignets to crème brûlée.