Best Restaurant Dessert – My Secret Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Peanut Butter Pie is my absolute favorite dessert and the best restaurant dessert! The trouble is though, it is hard to find on many restaurant menus. I am finally introducing to the world my secret peanut butter pie recipe, formulated over the years and after tasting many different versions of the dessert. I’ve found that a chocolate crust is a must and the denser versions have always pleased my taste buds the most. The cream cheese in this recipe adds density and extreme richness. I am so excited to be sharing this recipe with you now!

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie

1 chocolate crust **
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 small tub (extra creamy) cool whip
1 to 2 teaspoons chocolate flavored syrup

**Chocolate crust: In a heavy saucepan (low heat) melt 1/3 cup margarine or butter and 1 (6- ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips. Remove from heat; gently stir in 2 1/2 cups rice crispy cereal until completely coated. Press into bottom and up sides of a greased 9-10 inch pie plate. Chill 30 minutes.

In a large bowl, beat cheese until fluffy; beat in condensed milk and peanut butter until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Fold in cool whip. Turn into crust. Drizzle syrup over top of pie and gently swirl with a spoon.

Place in freezer until set (usually over night).

I use a 10 inch quiche plate for this recipe, however a deep dish 9 inch plate will also work. It can be stored in the freezer for several weeks, so it is a great make ahead dessert. Some of the best restaurant desserts are make ahead desserts, because fresh desserts are costly for a restaurant to house. A restaurant would have to have a contract with a high quality bakery in the area or specialize in fresh homemade desserts to be able to present great tasting fresh desserts.

The World’s Best – Stockholm Gastronomy

The S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant is not just some fancy countdown. It is the most highly credited, respected and acknowledged indicator of where to best dine in the multitude of places in the world. To be included in this much-coveted list is the aspiration of ALL restaurants. For more than a decade, Stockholm has consistently ranked as one of the World’s Best.

Stockholm is one of the most diverse and exotic culinary destination. Surrounded by rich waters and luscious vegetation, Stockholm has easy access to the freshest ingredients that are essential in preparing the most satisfyingly delicious and heavenly cuisines. Only the freshest frutti di mare, finest berries and exquisite spices are used.

In 2007, the Oaxen Skärgkårdskrog located in the picturesque island of Oaxen garnered the 39th position in S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant list. Around an hour drive and 10-minutes ferry ride away the metropolitan area, Oaxen Skärgkårdskrog is nestled in such serene countryside in the southern part of the Stockholm archipelago. Coined as the “restaurant of the archipelago”, Oaxen offers the most luxurious and poignant dishes to satisfy your discriminating palate.

I am greatly blessed to have sampled the food of this renowned restaurant. Believe me the experience is astonishing. The flavor of the dish heightens with every bite. An explainable feeling of pleasure and longing enveloped me. I never dream that I could taste something so good, and long to return to the warmth embrace of this gastronomical paradise.

Visitors can take their fill in admiring the panoramic view of Himmerfjärden beach while eating the most scrumptious cuisines. Agneta Green is in-charge of putting together the best aperitif and wines to complement the restaurant’s dishes, while Magnus Ek is the genius responsible for the culinary creations. A distinguished member of the Swedish Culinary Team, Magnus Ek is able to combine such kaleidoscope of flavors achieving such harmony in palate and throat. A certified master of food, Magnus Ek takes you on the heights of culinary delight. I am not the only one impressed by Magnus’ talent. Gastronomika Akademien awarded the gold medal to him for his “extraordinary achievement within Swedish food culture”.

With menus ranging from a la carte, vegetarian and Christmas buffet, Oaxen is indeed the best place to spend the summer and winter holidays. Sleep in the immaculate cabins of m/s Florence, the beautiful ship built in 1935 using oak, ebony, Brazilian rosewood, slate and marble. There are various cabins to choose from depending on your convenience namely the: Ship’s owner’s cabin, captain’s cabin, stoker’s cabin, navigator’s cabin, old office cabin, engineer’s cabin and the chief mate’s cabin.

Oaxen Skärgkårdskrog expert’s craftsmanship that stems from the restaurant’s ability to provide cuisines that unconventionally combines local ingredients and international flavor which is considered a breakthrough in culinary. They are one of the very few restaurants to revolutionalize taste and gastronomic enjoyment.

Oaxen Skärgkårdskrog’s food is luxurious, heavenly, delicious, and awe-inspiring. It is the best restaurant in Sweden and soon enough maybe the best restaurant in the world. The other awards and recognitions received by Oaxen Skärgkårdskrog include 1st place in the Gourmet 199 Tables, Winelist of the Year in The Cupbearer, the Best Restaurant of the Year in Masterclass, and many others.

The Best Hotels in Dehradun

Dehradun is the capital of Uttaranchal and one of the prime tourist attractions of north India. The city is strategically nestled in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. The Tapkeshwar Shiv Temple, Malsi Deer Park and Robber’s Cave are some of the interesting attractions in Dehradun.

There are also best hotels located in Dehradun like the Hotel Madhuban, Hotel Pacific and Hotel MJ Residency. These hotels are enjoying ideal locations, excellent services and amenities, comfortable accommodations along side of amazing dining experiences.

Hotel Madhuban is located in 97, Rajpur Road. This hotel lies in 10 acres of beautifully maintained lush green lawns and gardens. Close to the hotel are major transit points: airport is 26 kilometers, railway station is 3 kilometers and the bus station is 2kilometers from the hotel.

It has 60 rooms all generously sized, aesthetically designed and tastefully furnished & equipped of modern amenities. These are categorized into Standard Rooms, Club Class and Suites.

All these rooms feature the following amenities: centralized cooling/heating, double or twin bed, color TV, telephone, Wi-fi Internet access, dressing table, setting chairs with center table, mini bar, refrigerator and attached toilet/bathrooms with tubs accessories. The Club Class Room has additional facilities such as sofa, tea/coffee maker and luggage pack. The Suites has two rooms both elegantly designed and decorated.

There are also cottages that provide very pleasurable stay because they are spacious, beautifully decorated with ethnic interiors and hosted of modern facilities as well. These cottages are consisted of bedroom, living room, space for office and kitchen with kitchenware.

The hotel boasts of five conference halls that can host large conferences, seminars and product launches. The amenities would include: desk top publishing, Internet & E-Mail, facsimile, electrostatic, projectors, STD/ISD, P.A. system, photographer and secretarial service.

The charismatic dine-in experiences at the hotel are best offered in two restaurants. The Vatika Restaurant serves Indian, Mughlai, Chinese and Continental food along with relaxing live entertainment. The Angithi Restaurant situated on the green lush lawns of the hotel serves sumptuous Barbecue amidst a live sweet music in a captivating ambience.

The hotel is also home to Bakery & Pastry shops. These shops offer eclairs, tarts, cookies, pineapple, chocolates & a lot more pastries with minimum amount of calories. Apart from these food outlets of the hotel, the hotel has in house coffee shop that serves irresistible fresh aromatic coffees and gourmet sandwiches in a soft tone and peaceful atmosphere.

Going around the area for relaxation, fitness, and sight seeing activities, one could find ayurvedic health spa, jogger’s track, private golf club and travel desk assistance. The further services of the hotel are: laundry, doctor on call, car parking and acceptance of credit cards.

The Hotel Pacific is centrally located in the city. It is at an approximate distance of 20 kilometers and 2 kilometers from the airport and the railway station respectively. The famous Clock Tower of Dehradun is only one kilometer away.

Hotel Pacific has 74 Double AC Rooms and 2 AC Suites to choose from. All are suitably furnished, well decorated and have ample spaces. The hoard of amenities of the room are the following: cable television, air condition, telephone with direct STD/ISD, Internet Wi-Fi connectivity, attached bath/toilet, hot and cold running water, tea/coffee maker, smoke detector, iron and Ironing Board, electric kettle, free news Paper and 24 hours efficient room service.

The in-house restaurant of Hotel Pacific is a multi cuisine restaurant. It offers their guests mouth watering Indian, Tandoori, and Chinese as well as Continental dishes. This hotel also houses a bar called Pirates Bar. It serves a wide selection of Imported and Indian Liquors.

And the business center of the hotel can host maximum of 400 persons. It is best suited for business travelers because the board rooms are provided with audio-visual equipments, projectors, computer, Internet Wi-Fi facility, fax, and printer and photocopy service and interview services.

Further more, the hotel has two banquet halls namely Pearl I and Pearl II. These halls are perfect for wedding receptions, presentations and birthday celebrations. They can house 60 to 500 persons.

Also, one can have a trip to various places of tourist interest from Hotel Pacific because the efficient travel desk will help organize a tour for you. The additional services of the hotel include: free drivers accommodation, hill view from all Rooms, lush green lawn, out door catering facilities, laundry, adequate parking space, doctor on call, Lifts and 100% Power backup round the clock.

Finally, Hotel MJ Residency is situated in 54 Haridwar Road. This hotel is a government approved Three Star Hotel. The approximate distances of the hotel from the bus stand, railway station and airport are approximately 1, 1.5 and 21 kilometers respectively.

It offers their guests 36 rooms. One would surely be impressed with all the rooms of the hotel because they have pleasantly decorated interiors alongside with wonderful personalized services and comfortable ambiance.

Room classifications are 2 air conditioned deluxe rooms, 4 air conditioned suites and 30 air conditioned double bedded rooms. The rooms have fundamental amenities such as color televisions, comfortable soft beds and telephones with STD and ISD facilities. The deluxe rooms and the suites has additional feature of a refrigerator.

Hotel MJ Residency’s multi cuisine restaurant has beautifully decorated interiors. It offers a wide array of delectable Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. It has two halls for business meets, presentations, seminars, product launches and more. The larger hall can house 175 persons and the smaller hall can accommodate 75 people. Some of the facilities of the hall are internet, Xerox and fax.

The hotel has a travel desk that extends travel assistance to its guests aside from making arrangements for some sightseeing activities in the city. Other services include a wake up service, complimentary bed tea, one bottle of mineral water each day, free car parking, laundry, emergency doctor, acceptance of major credit cards and babysitting services.