Serious Eats: Sweets
First Look: Winter Desserts at 100 Wines and BO-beau, San Diego
Katherine Humphus does some awesome things with deep-fried veggies, but the 100 Wines and BO-beau chef also clearly loves her sweets.
This season, she's tempting diners with Mediterranean-inspired sweets at 100 Wines like the pistachio and apricot baklava pictured above, plus French favorites like apple tart tatin and a crumbly almond torte to go along with the cozy bistro fare at BO-beau.
If you're indecisive, or just want to maximize your return on investment, it's always wise to try the "menage a trois"—a plate featuring three complementary desserts. The components change with the seasons, but there usually tends to be at least one chocolate element. Right now, the menage at 100 Wines is particularly chocolate-heavy, with chocolate biscotti, gianduja pot de creme, and a chocolate decadence cake (plus peanut brittle and a stripe of raspberry coulis).
Both restaurants serve fortifying fare in generous portions, so if you're planning on finishing with something sweet, think about saving room while you eat your main. Click through the slideshow to see all the sweets, from baklava to tarte tatin.
About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog EJeats.com. On Twitter, she's @ErinJax