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A Destination Dessert Dining Experience

I am a dessert fan so when we visited Denver, there was no doubt that our lovely hosts had to take us to D Bar Desserts

D Bar does not take reservations so there is always a long line outside

Because Denver nights can be cold, this joint has a gas burner to keep their guests warm while they wait for their turn at the delicious food inside.

D Bar was created by famous dessert chef Keegan Gerhard, one of the nation’s top 10 pastry chefs of 2002 and 2004 by both Chocolatier and Pastry Art & Design magazines, and Lisa Bailey. This place exists because of their mission to “create a destination dessert dining experience…to serve, inform and entertain…” (taken from D Bar Desserts site)

We decided to sit at a table right next to the heat while we waited for our turn to be seated. Hubby and our cute nephew decided to pass the time playing

After about 30 minutes of waiting, we were seated inside the warm and cozy restaurant. The place was small, with only about 3 tables that lined one wall and a big table in the middle which can be shared by 12 people, the rest of the seats were at the bar where you could see the dessert chefs put together their masterpiece. Unfortunately Chef Keegan was out of town but the food was spectacular none the less!

The menu was simple and it didn’t take us long to order.

While we were waiting I couldn’t help but stare at the display by the counter. Beautiful cakes and cookies that looked too good to eat!

When our orders came I was more than ready to chow.

Kobe Sliders

Kobe beef with drunken onions, white cheddar, and garlic aioli sandwiched between sweet brioche with siddings of parm fries.
I loved it!  The tender kobe beef was really yummy!

Baked Mac & Cheese

Baked macaroni saturatated in 4 creamy cheeses, topped with cheese nips & panko crumbs with siding of spring salad.

You could tell hubby really liked this dish


I wonder why?!!!! The cheese…it was just so creamy that a spoonful gives a wonderful tickle to the palate!

…and those were not even the desserts that this place is known for!

While picking out the sweets we wanted, my cousin in law urged me to get a cup of a limited edition coffee.

A winner of the 2009 cup of excellence award, this medium bodied coffee had apple, caramel, tangerine and floral notes to create an elegant brew.

Rwanda Kataba

with a little warm milk, the steaming cup was truly delicious!

Now for the desserts…

As we watched the chef prepare our wonderfully plated desserts, I grew more excited at her every motion.

Then finally after she torched hubby’s dessert, the delicious plates of sweets were served!


Molten Cake Thingy Everybody Has…


This is dessert dream with luscious truffle inside.  It sent ripple down my spine when i took a mouth full!


Heavenly!!

Crème brulee


This was really a winner. Hubby loved it so much he didn’t really want to share if he didn’t really have to…but he had to…so I got a taste of the creamy dessert topped with just a hint of crisp from the torched caramel. Now I don’t think I could look at another crème brulee ever again!


What a fun night it was!

Thanks to our wonderful cousins!

D Bar Desserts
1475 E. 17th Ave, Denver, Co 80218

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November 21, 2009 - Posted by | Affair to remember, Gastronomic experience, Trips | , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. grabe mitzi! natakam ako sa mga pics!! creme brulee!! wow!! :)

    Comment by dyanie | November 22, 2009 | Reply

    • hi Dyanie, yes the creme brulee was superb! one person next to us who also ordered the creme brulee commented that he had tasted some really good ones before but that was nothing compared to what D Bar had!

      Comment by mrs lavendula | November 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. [...] The name of this dessert place reminds me of the famous pastry chef, Keegan Gerhard’s D Bar [...]

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  3. [...] this is hubby’s favorite dessert so when i saw it in the menu i was almost sure he was going to order this. It was good but of course nothing beats creme brulee at D Bar… [...]

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