D and I stopped at the Hungarian bakery tonight. It's actually featured in the novel Model Student...the protagonist went to Columbia and ate there. Anyway, my favorite thing to get there is the lemon petit four. It's big enough to share, which we did. And I remember once I got it when we were with MF, and I waxed so enthusiastic about it that he said, "It's a petit five!"
Another dessert memory: in high school, a group of friends and I went to the Sylvan Street Grille (in Massachusetts). Tantalized by the dessert menu, we decided to return someday and order every dessert on the menu. Sadly, we never did this. (Actually, it's probably a good thing...we would have been sick.)
This brings me to the dessert hierarchy. I bet every woman has one (unless you are equal opportunity). Mine is as follows:
Pie - not so much, except apple and pumpkin on special occasions. Blueberry pie = meh.
Brownies - good.
Cake - good, unless it's chocolate.
Italian-style cookies - meh.
Chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies - good.
Solid chocolate dessert - no.
Dessert with chocolate accent - ok.
Anything with jelly in it - no.
Most fruit crisps or cobblers - good if I'm in the mood, but I prefer more texture.
Anything mushy (custard, etc.) - no.
Cannoli - can be good.
Tiramisu - OD'd on it a number of years ago; tend to avoid.
Ice cream - good, but I can do without. It's the texture thing.
Oh, and my favorite sweet thing - French toast at La Grainne.
What's your dessert hierarchy?