Deep Fried Diaries

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Valentine’s Day – Purity of Love in White Desserts

Valentine's King Cake + White Chocolate

The sweetest part of Valentine’s Day is the luscious ending that comes at the close of a cozy dinner or creative gift – a blissfully-delicious dessert. And on this hallmark day of love, these select Washington, DC area restaurants are offering everything from the simple, to the ultra-sinful, to those creative confections made with extra TLC. It’s true love in every bite!

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery – Arlington, VA [Coming to Washington, DC – Spring 2015]
Surprise your sweeties, friends and officemates with the Royal Treatment, New Orleans style! As things heat up for Mardi Gras, NOLA native chef David Guas is giving his signature “BB” King Cake a romantic makeover for Valentine’s Day weekend. Each Brioche-style Heart-Shaped King Cake [which is pre-ordered for pick-up] is enrobed with Creole Cream Cheese Icing and festooned with a pink and red sugar-dusting. All cakes come complete with a cherubic plastic Mardi Gras baby hidden inside, tri-colored beads and a notecard describing the rich history of the King Cake. Order now before love bites! [Last call for orders February 11]            

Marcel’s – Washington, DC
Behind the romantic, luxurious curtains of chef Robert Wiedmaier’s newly redesigned fine-dining flagship, Marcel’s, you and your loved one will find happily-ever-after in the final course of the “Valentine’s Day Divine” tasting menu. Choose from the White Chocolate Mousse with a burst of Passion Fruit Gelée and pop of Blackberry Citrus Coulis or the sumptuous Chocolate Pot de Crème with Caramel Semifreddo and Raspberry Consommé. A special Friandise concludes the meal with assorted of Truffles & Petit Fours.

PassionFish – Reston, VA [Coming to Bethesda, MD – Summer 2015]        
After delighting in an array of the season’s finest seafood from the romantic Valentine’s Day menu of chef Jeff Tunks’ PassionFish, sweethearts will be offered a selection of beguiling desserts to conclude the blissfully satiating meal along with Complimentary Chocolates. Whether you desire the Caramel Crème Brûlée with Almond Biscotti or the decadent Chocolate Mousse Crunch with Praline, Vanilla-Bean Anglaise & Pomegranate Coulis – your heart will be fluttering any way you choose!

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