Top 5 Seasonal Treats

Brooke LaFleur | December 20, 2016 | Feature Features

Whether you're dining under the twinkly lights at Rancho Bernardo Inn, indulging in last-minute holiday shopping in Gaslamp or relaxing in front of Coronado's iconic backdrop, the seasonal sweet tooth hankering can hit hard. Here, five of our favorite treats to satisfy any craving.
Order Ice STK at STK for a mini holiday treat.

1. Gingerbread Martini at AVANT Enjoy a cozy fire and jolly decor all while sipping Avant’s signature gingerbread martini. With vanilla vodka, Kahlua, Baileys, housemade ginger sauce and gingerbread cookie crumbles, this libation is the closest thing in town to Christmas in a cup. $12, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego, 844.254.0013

2. White Christmas at CUCINA Urbana It’s the most wonderful time of the year at CUCINA Urbana! The Banker’s Hill hot spot has whipped up a seasonal sipper dubbed White Christmas. This delightfully sweet and nutty dessert concoction is brimming with flavor thanks to brandy, chocolate liquor, vanilla gelato and a sprinkling of nutmeg. $11, 505 Laurel St., San Diego, 619.239.2222

3. Cinnamon Churros at Don Chido If you’re looking for a sweet way to savor the holidays, think warm cinnamon churros with an irresistible dulce de leche dipping sauce. Prepared fresh daily at downtown’s Don Chido, these toasty golden treats are a warm welcome to the season. Eight for $6, 527 Fifth Ave., San Diego, 619.232.8226

4. Buche de Noel at Michele Coulon Dessertier This beautifully adorned French dessert is a holiday-party must! The Buche de Noel is a flourless chocolate log cake wrapped in Baileys cream and covered in Belgian chocolate mousse, marzipan holly leaves, an adorable snowman, mushroom meringues and a chocolate ribbon. Decadence is served! $75, 7556 Fay Ave., La Jolla, 858.456.5098

5. Ice STK at STK Located in the heart of Gaslamp, the long-awaited STK steakhouse and bar will serve up the perfect-for-sharing holiday treat with Ice STK. The trio of mini ice cream cones come in birthday cake, cookies and cream, and rocky road flavors, and each cone is wrapped in gold paper to add a little holiday flair. $12, 600 F St., San Diego


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