Best Chocolate Desserts

TIE: Granite Cafe; Zoot

We've eaten desserts all over town in the past year and it just comes down to a tie between these two popular spots. On Valentine's Day, Zoot pastry chef Craig Bushey blew us away with an exquisite heart-shaped creation of sponge cake, chocolate mousse cake, ganache, fresh berries, and whipped cream topped with a solid chocolate heart decorated with elegant, edible flowers. It was almost too lovely to eat. On the other hand, we're equally delighted and amazed by the splendid Chocolate Bag filled with Amy's Ice Cream and fresh fruit that chef Stephen McInerney and his staff serve up regularly at Granite Cafe. We should be faced with decisions like this every day.

11715 Bee Caves Rd., 512/477-6535

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