With the opening of several new restaurants and menus in DC, Eater decided it was time to scope out the most indulgent desserts. Turns out the variety of dishes is as high as the calorie counts.
In this Eater Heat Map, find bananas tres leches served with passion fruit sauce, Nutella and marshmallow pizza, and a brown butter and walnut encrusted pear, poached in honey and Tecate beer (yep, that's right). These desserts are either from new restaurants, or are creations recently added to the menu at established places.
Pastry chefs are getting creative with dessert — some are even recreating their favorite candy bars. With so much variation going into this final course, it's probably best not to pass on the dessert menu these days.