From humble to haute, these sweets deliver pure pleasure.
New Wave Soufflé
Topped with apple coulis and accompanied by crème anglaise and caramel-maple ice cream, this four-star homage to a caramel apple is a rich but ethereal pastry magic trick. Available as part of a tasting menu. 440 S. LaSalle St.
In Hsing Chen’s hands, Kilgus Farmstead cream, Madagascar vanilla beans, and La Colombe coffee form a most perfect union: a dreamy pudding studded with salted caramel pearls. May it never perish from the earth. $10. 66 W. Kinzie St.