Three Miami restaurants that should be your last stop on date night for a delectable dessert.
Ad Lib’s strawberry Pavlova
Ad Lib Diners who knew her sugar magic way back when she was at Michael’s Genuine hailed the return of Hedy Goldsmith with the type of fervor only true foodies can understand. At Ad Lib, the two-time James Beard Award finalist offers desserts that activate the palate with layered flavor and textures, like the strawberry Pavlova with Meyer lemon curd, olive oil cake and Campari sorbet. 2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.504.8895, adlibgables.com
Bachour’s chocolate tart
Bachour After traveling the world, pastry chef Antonio Bachour decided he was ready to set roots in Miami again, and although his new eponymous eatery in the Gables has plenty to offer in the savory department, folks who recall his sweet work at the W South Beach and The St. Regis are undeniably excited. And with selections that include standouts such as the Gianduja cake (and its chocolate and hazelnut combo), who can blame them? 2020 Salzedo St., Coral Gables, 305.203.0552, antoniobachour.com
Dbakers’ lemon meringue cake
Dbakers Sweet Studio Owners Christian Guevara, Giancarlo Guevara and Katherine Van Der Biest approach their dessert work at dbakers in Midtown like both scientists and artists. That’s why their unique macaron flavors, oversized cream puffs, cheesecakes, tarts, signature cakes and other rotating seasonal offerings are as easy on the eyes as they are on the palate. 3501 NE Second Ave., Miami, 786.310.8763, dbakers.us
Photography by: ad lib photo by michael pisarri; bachour photo by javier ramirez; dbakers photo by juan abreu