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Best Dessert

The Bicycle's Bread Pudding

Frank Klein
BEST DESSERT: The Bicycle\'s Bread Pudding

1444 Light St., (410) 234-1900, www.bicyclebistro.com

Posted 9/19/2007

Credit pastry chef Bettina Clair for converting the Bicycle's already good bread pudding into a knee-weakening extravaganza. Clair fearlessly layers her bread with bits of fresh mango, dried cherries, and Belgian chocolate and sends it out nice and warm on a dramatic swirl of raspberry sauce. It might sound precious, but it isn't. Amid all of the fun beats the heart of a traditionally constructed hunk of old-fashioned bread pudding, thick and puffy with a crackly crust. It's an ideal complement to the joyful excess that chef Nicolas Batey has brought to Bicycle's main menu.

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Other Awards for Best Dessert:

PB&J Delight, 9/16/2009

Smearcase At Chameleon Café, 9/17/2008

Original Colosseo at Vaccaro's, 9/20/2006

Seven Tastes of Chocolate, 9/21/2005

Lemon-Grass Sorbet at Soigné, 9/18/2002

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