What is the Best Thing You Ever Ate at Extraordinary Desserts?

I am so excited that Extraordinary Desserts was featured on the Food Network show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”  The episode featured our Dulce de Leche Cake and the response has been amazing, as people are coming from all over the U.S. and taking desserts home to their friends and family.  Thank you, Marcela for the exposure.

Dulce de Leche Cake

On our Facebook page, we are asking fans to submit videos and photos with stories about the Best Thing They Ever Ate at Extraordinary Desserts.  We’ve gotten some entertaining and touching responses thus far, so please visit to see them and share yours with us.

In that spirit, it’s only fair that I share some my family’s “Best Things.”

Considering that I am always striving to create new desserts for our menu, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the “Best Thing” for me is something that is brand new and just starting to be served at both locations, the Dulce de Leche Cheesecake.  This cheesecake screams of caramel, creaminess, and it has a buttery, crunchy, graham cracker, pecan crust.  With its recent debut, some of our staff is quickly calling it a favorite, and therefore I have added it to our holiday menus.

A slice of Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

My husband loves the Passion Fruit Ricotta Cake.  It was the first cake he tried when we met.  He had never heard about Extraordinary Desserts before I came into his life – poor guy.  Since then, he’s tried countless desserts, cakes, and other treats, as he has been my #1 tester for new ideas and menu items for the past 10 years – lucky guy.  His first taste of Extraordinary Desserts has remained his best, which I understand as that happens with many of our clients.

Passion Fruit Ricotta Cake

Passion Fruit Ricotta Cake

My daughter’s “Best Thing” is strawberry ice cream with whipped cream and pink rose petals.  “The strawberries are good in it and it tastes pink.  It makes girls very happy,” she said.

Strawberry Ice Cream "Before" Strawberry Ice Cream "After"

Our celebration of “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” will continue through the month of November, and I hope that everyone will come in and join us.  

“The Best Thing I Ever Ate” will re-air on the Food Network Friday, November 12 at 10:30 pm and Saturday, November 13 at 1:30 am.

With appreciation,


About Extraordinary Desserts

Over 20 years ago, Karen Krasne opened the first Extraordinary Desserts at 2929 5th Avenue near San Diego’s Balboa Park. Since then, Extraordinary Desserts has become one of San Diego’s most prominent dining establishments and has expanded to include a second location in San Diego’s Little Italy area at 1430 Union Street as well as a line of gourmet products and a robust online store. From the dazzling artistry and sublime taste of its award-winning sweets to the attentive customer service, Extraordinary Desserts has built a strong reputation for its decadent, gourmet dessert creations, elegant eats, and extraordinary experience. As a result, Extraordinary Desserts is consistently a top pick by critics and readers of both local and national publications. Owner and executive chef Karen Krasne studied at Paris’ best pastry schools. She uses only organic ingredients when possible, and adorns each luxurious dessert with locally-grown fresh flowers, her signature edible gold leaf, autumn leaves, and sinfully sweet sauces making her creations a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Extraordinary Desserts, Little Italy 1430 Union Street San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 294-7001 Extraordinary Desserts, Balboa Park 2929 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 294-2132
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