So, you’ve been skiing or boarding in the fresh air all day long. After a full dinner, you deserve a calorie-laden, but delicious dessert to give yourself a boost of energy for the night’s activities. These five restaurants around the Lake Tahoe area will fit the bill…without breaking the bank.
Chocolate Decadence Cake at Christy Hill
Located in the center of Tahoe City, Christy Hill has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and Bon Appetit. The dessert menu follows the seasons and this dense cake with raspberry sauce for $9 will make you want go to confession the next morning.
Sticky Sweet Rice with Mango at Orchid Authentic Thai
This Thai restaurant in South Lake Tahoe serves up authentic, fresh food and the desserts bring a bit of Thailand up into the snowy mountains. The Sticky Rice with Mango (or ice cream) is about $5.
Pink Taco at Caliente!
In King’s Beach is a lively Southwest restaurant which serves an interesting dessert called the Pink Taco which costs $8. This dessert consists of peppermint ice cream sandwiched between chocolate dipped wafers with granada cream. Dulce!
White Chocolate Ice Cream at Café Fiore
Warm and romantic Café Fiore, in South Lake Tahoe, serves up tasty food in a tiny place with only seven tables. The White Chocolate Ice Cream is mentioned over and over again as their go-to dessert for $7.
Homemade Pie at Austin’s
Located right across from the Hyatt in Incline Village, Austin’s serves up classic American cooking including classic American pie. Try the Apple Crumble or the Ollailieberry for about $5 a slice.
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