Extraordinary Desserts is one of those places we often frequent when we have out of town guests visiting. It’s a little on the expensive side but the dessert displays are gorgeous and there’s such a large variety of offerings that there is a little bit something for everyone.

We prefer the Little Italy location as it is much bigger and holds more seating. Once inside, you are met with displays of scones, cookies, cakes, etc. They also offer several flavors of homemade ice cream, with flavors that rotate daily.

If it’s too busy, you can also get your desserts to go. Luckily the wait wasn’t too long when we visited, so we were able to get a table. In addition to desserts, they also have quite a big selection of teas too. I love tea time!

Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

This was my choice on our last visit. It’s probably my favorite dessert here and one that you can only get if you dine in. Bits of chocolate croissant are baked in a custard and syrup and served warm with a side of vanilla ice cream. I think it’s pretty self-explanatory why this would be amazing.

One of the best bites I had this year was the fried chicken I had at Thomas Keller’s Addendum, a small stand built behind his Ad Hoc restaurant which serves his famous fried chicken as boxed lunches.

I purchased the Ad Hoc cookbook shortly after it came out and after reading his recipe for his buttermilk fried chicken, it didn’t seem too bad. But like all Thomas Keller recipes, there are a lot of careful steps which can be a little time consuming.

Please note, this giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to entry #18, Kelly.

I have one last giveaway for this holiday season. It’s a good one for you if you own a Keurig brewer or a good gift if you have friends or family that own one. You can also still enter my other Holiday giveaways for $100 gift cards here, here and here.

I’ve already talked about how much I like my Keurig brewer. I’ve been pretty obsessed with trying out different K-Cup flavors and there are hundreds out there, so my collection keeps growing faster than I can finish drink them.

I currently display some of mine in an old spice rack, the rest are in a giant basket, but this drawer is perfect to replace my basket. It’s shiny, sleek and stores 24 cups. I especially like that all the cups are on display in the storage drawer because with my basket you can also see the top layer. It also matches the Keurig machine.