This is a slight variation on @travel4fun's excellent post over the spring. Instead of asking about the desserts themselves, I want to hear about the places that stood out -- the where, as well as the what...
We were recently discussing desserts from our travels, and realized that very few places were memorable specifically for the dessert we had there. We always have pain au chocolat for breakfasts, and there's usually an eclair in the mix somewhere along the way of most trips. There's been dessert courses at the end of both inexpensive plat du jours and high-end tasting menus. There's been that "pick me up" snack across countless late afternoons, gelatos here and there, and various accompaniments to many, many cappuccinos and espressos. But at the end of the day, we couldn't name that many specific places where we remembered the location and the dessert -- in other words, the whole experience. This is what we came up with:
- Black Forest Cake from the Trinkhalle in Baden-Baden, Germany
- Belgian Waffles from the street vendor outside the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels
- Dark Chocolate-Covered Gingerbread from Café Gundel, Heidelberg, Germany
- Spitzbuebe cookies from Bäckerei Café Preisig, Bergün, Switzerland
- Portuguese Egg Tart from the Mercado de la Paz, Madrid, Spain
Such a short list was a bit of a shock. We realized we may not be dessert people as much as we might have assumed. Or perhaps desserts were more utilitarian to us than as major events or memories. I'm also allowing for forgetfulness, hence this post. Please add your answers to the question and perhaps more recollections will emerge. And if not, we'll have one heck of a list to explore on future trips...