In the past few years, the trend in desserts and patisserie has been all about going small.
Benjamin Carter Grimes A spread of decadent desserts at Chez Arnaud
Terzo has a plate of miniature Italian cookies and espresso. Travail does an impressive sampler of its best little bites. Burch offers tiny treats for just 25 cents. When diners said they wanted "a little something sweet" at the end of their meal, restaurants really listened. But there are always a few rebels to buck the trend, producing massive, for-the-table desserts that keep us all sugar shocked. They delight in their own decadence and take pride in their astronomic calorie counts.
Here are our top five over-the-top Twin Cities desserts. Share them or don't, but just know that it's medically advisable to split them with the rest of the table.More »