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The dessert menu is well-curated, so every offering is a signature at Café du Parc, the French bistro at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C.
Our Forbes Travel Guide editors were especially taken with the mille feuille, which is French for “a thousand leaves.” The mille feuille, also known as a napoleon, features airy and perfectly crisp puff pastry layered with creamy vanilla bean custard. Chocolate sorbet and an orange reduction set off the Tarte au Chocolat, a warm chocolate tart that is baked to order. If you’ve never experienced it, you’ll be mesmerized by the île flottante, airy meringue in a pool of salted caramel and vanilla custard with crunchy caramelized pistachios. It’s a quintessentially French dessert that’s executed perfectly here at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant. Pair your dessert with a selection from the variety of illy coffee options, including espresso, café au lait, cappuccino or hot tea.
The signature desserts at Café du Parc is the French classic, Saint Honoré — pate choux, coffee crème Anglaise and crème puffs dipped in caramel on sugar dough with light pastry cream.