Gianduja Budino @ Domenica
Domenica does three things extraordinarily well: pizza, house-cured salumi, and desserts. The latter are not merely good, they’re original and memorable, too. This one is a pudding–almost a mousse, in its intensity–of chocolate and hazelnuts. Those two ingredients go so well together it’s no wonder Europeans are always using the idea. What finishes this off nicely are the chocolate-coated hazelnuts. It’s especially fine with an espresso.
Domenica. CBD: 123 Baronne (Roosevelt Hotel). 504-648-6020.
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