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In France and fine restaurants in the U.S., diners are often presented with mignardises, or little sweets as the check for the evening’s meal is presented. Addison, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant at Fairmont Grand Del Mar observes this tradition. As you leave, Addison staff will offers guests a special gift from the chef. The selection changes, and might be a housemade pate de fruit, a fruit jelly made from seasonal fruit like raspberries or passion fruit. When Forbes Travel Guide editors dined at Addison recently, the mignardise was a boxed caramel. It was so deliciously tempting that it was gone before our editors left Fairmont Grand Del Mar.