February. Its mere mention conjures up images of love, romance, Cupid and, of course, chocolate. We are big chocolate lovers here at StyleBlueprint, so we decided to put together a list of the very best chocolate desserts in Louisville just for you! (We know, we know. Tough job!)
Whether found at a dive bar or a fine-dining establishment or snagged as a quick pick-me-up while out running errands, one thing’s for sure: Louisville truly knows how to make some outstanding chocolate desserts. See for yourself.
Please & Thank You
Please & Thank You is one cafe that never disappoints, which is why it’s no secret that they have the best chocolate chip cookies (their menu even describes their cookies as the “best in town”). They are the perfect pick-me-up with a side of coffee any afternoon. Their fudge brownies aren’t so bad either. Chocolate chip cookies are $1.85 each.
Cellar Door Chocolates
When does Cellar Door Chocolates ever not make a StyleBlueprint list? Well, we certainly couldn’t leave them out this time, as they have some of the best chocolates in Louisville, especially our favorite, their Classic Bourbon Balls. What was once their first and only bourbon ball flavor has since evolved into every flavor from Mint Julep to maple. Box prices start at $3.72.
We really can’t say enough great things about Ghyslain. From their delicious breakfasts and mouthwatering lunches to their desserts, which tease you from afar in a glass case, this is another great place to pick up boxed chocolates or just a cupcake for the road. Their hand-painted chocolate heart boxes include walnut and raspberry cream chocolates and would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Next time you lunch at Ghyslain, don’t be afraid to peruse the dessert case. Boxes are sold for $26.
Cake Flour’s mission alone is the very reason you should love their desserts, especially the chocolate ones. Made from scratch from the highest quality natural ingredients, the folks at Cake Flour truly know how to kill it in the kitchen. If that isn’t reason enough, then you should probably know their flourless chocolate cake was on the Food Network show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” It’s made with 58 percent cocoa and chocolate ganache and the cakes come in individual sizes, too.
One of our favorite dive bars in Louisville, Hilltop Tavern, not only offers an amazing batch of beer cheese and chili, but they also know how to deep fry an Oreo like no other. These babies are deep fried in Porter, drizzled with Dr Pepper sauce and topped with powdered sugar. If you haven’t already been to Hilltop then we suggest you get over there. Like right now. Fried Oreos are sold for $4.99 per three.
We hesitated to mention the delectable chocolate cake at P.F. Chang’s, but when scouting desserts for this story, the Great Wall of Chocolate came up time and time again. It also has to be my very favorite dessert ever (sorry my local Louisville loves). Why would I choose a chain restaurant’s chocolate dessert over my very favorite Louisville locals? Well, because, it’s six layers of frosted chocolate cake topped (and sided) with semisweet chocolate chips and accompanied with raspberry sauce and fresh berries.
Possibly one of the best steakhouses in Louisville, Morton’s Steakhouse also offers some of the top desserts. Morton’s has several delicious chocolate choices, making it hard to pick just one. The Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake is their prize sweet treat, so much so that they even trademarked the name. That, to us, is reason enough to try it!
If there is one thing the Italians know, it’s wine, pasta and desserts, and Volare excels at all three. While visiting Volare to, you know, do some “research” for this article, we decided to go ahead and order two chocolate desserts, instead of just one. (It was a Monday. Don’t judge.) We opted for the milk chocolate creme brulée and the flourless chocolate cakes, and both were divine. The flourless chocolate cakes happen to be one of Volare’s more popular desserts, and they truly are almost too pretty to eat. The milk chocolate creme brulée sells for $8, and the flourless chocolate cakes are $9.
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