Don’t reach for your wallet. Don’t put on your coat. Dinner isn’t over when the main course is done and you’re bloated beyond repair. It’s over when you’ve consumed a dessert too beautiful to be real. These aren’t scoops of ice cream haphazardly tossed in a bowl—these desserts are works of art and worth the pain you’ll feel until you get home and change into your stretchy pants.
1604 W. Chicago Ave. 312-929-4945
What’s yellow, white and sprinkled with chili powder? Beatnik’s mango semifreddo. This semi-frozen (aka semifreddo) dessert is similar to a frozen mousse, and comes with mango and saffron flavors, topped off with passionfruit curd, coconut whip and pink peppercorn meringue. Oh, and a sprinkle of chili powder to boot. $11.