Girl Scout cookie-inspired dishes to try during Restaurant Week
Foodies mark their calendar for two gustatory traditions each January: San Diego Restaurant Week and the return of Girl Scout cookies. This month, they’re teaming up in a sweet tooth mashup that will have Girl Scout cookie-inspired desserts served at 30 participating restaurants.
1500 Ocean: Chocolate roulé
Chef Meredith Manee used the ever-popular Tagalongs peanut butter cookies as the inspiration for this mix of peanut butter, chocolate mousse, salted caramel popcorn and peanuts. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. (800) 468-3533. hoteldel.com
BO-beau Kitchen & Garden: Thin Mint milkshake
Besides the minty shake, Chef Tyler Shipton will also whip up Samoas “magic bars” with graham crackers, chocolate, coconut and caramel. 8384 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. (619) 337-3445. cohnrestaurants.com/bobeaukitchengarden
The Shores: Samoas coconut cheesecake
Chef de cuisine Percy Oani incorporates the cookies into the base of this cheesecake topped with Godiva chocolate sauce. 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla. (858) 456-0600. theshoresrestaurant.com
Island Prime: Samoas cheesecake
Chef Deborah Scott has crafted an island-inspired cheesecake on a chocolate cookie crust with caramel and toasted coconut. 880 Harbor Drive, Harbor Island. (619) 298-6802. cohnrestaurants.com/islandprime
SEA 180 Coastal Tavern: Do-si-dos peanut butter s’mores pie
Sous chef Jennifer Cux Chan turned the popular peanut butter sandwich cookie into a s’mores dish with house-made marshmallow and chocolate Anglaise sauce. Pier South Resort, 800 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach. (619) 621-5900. cohnrestaurants.com/sea180
The Marine Room: Trefoils chocolate panna cotta
Chef Bernard Guillas will serve a version of the Italian thickened cream dessert with the buttery shortbread Trefoils cookies. 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla. (858) 459-7222. marineroom.com
Pacific Standard Coastal Kitchen: Samoas chocolate bar
Chef Giselle Wellman incorporated the cookies into her bar dessert made with cookie crumbles, dark chocolate mousse and coconut caramel. 2137 Pacific Highway, downtown. (619)819-0090. pacificstandardrestaurant.com
Puesto at the Headquarters: Caramel Coconut Crema
Executive pastry chef Jessica Scott came up with a Mexican-inspired take on Samoas with chocolate crujido (crunch) and mocha sauce. 789 W. Harbor Drive, downtown. (619) 233-8880. eatpuesto.com
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