When D Bar Desserts first opened in 2008, pastry duo Keegan Gerhard and Lisa Bailey offered a Pavlova on the menu. The delicate treat stood out among items such as the now-legendary cake and shake (which landed on our December 2008 cover) for its light, clean flavors. The cloud-like baked meringue provided a base for mango three ways (sorbet, salad, sauce), passion fruit, lemongrass, and a cool tropical granita. The best part? The satisfying dessert rang in at just 178 calories (Health Magazine even gave it a thumbs up).

Now, Gerhard has brought the guilt-free Pavlova back, and its tropical bent is perfectly suited to combat the summer heat.

First things first: Stop in for dinner, and don’t miss ordering the avocado salad or the savory bombolini topped with Kobe tartare, tomatillo jam, and serrano peppers.

1475 E. 17th Ave., 303-861-4710

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.