When D Bar Desserts
opened its doors along 17th Avenue a few weeks ago, pastry chef and Food Network
star Keegan Gerhard
put sugar front and center. The sleek dessert bar's sit-down menu tempts with nostalgic goodies like "Cake and Shake" (excellent chocolate cake paired with a heavenly vanilla milkshake) and more out-of-the-box treats like delicious roasted pineapple and Gerhard's take on the sundae.
My favorite goodie thus far is the fresh-tasting tropical pavlova, starring ethereal meringue, exotic fruit, and refreshing granita. If this sounds a little humdrum, take note that Health Magazine
just recognized the dessert for its superb flavor profile and its low calorie quotient (just 178 calories per serving).
Could pavlova be the dessert du jour? Both Bon AppÃ©tit
and Food & Wine
have recently run recipes for the treat. Bon AppÃ©tit
's pink peppercorn pavlova with strawberries, vanilla cream, and basil syrup ran in May, as did Food & Wine
's recipe for coconut pavlovas with tropical fruit.
1475 E. 17th Ave.