Guide To Desserts During Lake County Flavor Fest 2024

By: Stephanie Wylie 01/25/2024

Exploring options to satisfy your sweet cravings during Lake County Flavor Fest? Look no further than our local bakers, gelato artisans, cannoli crafters and dessert wine enthusiasts. Each year, new locations and delectable menu additions await, promising to delight your palate with a myriad of sweet delights. With a lineup of over 80 restaurants, you have a whole month to explore the sweetest parts of Lake County.

Participating establishments showcase their finest dessert creations or introduce new specialties exclusively for Flavor Fest. Whether you seek an after-dinner treat or a standalone indulgence, the diverse flavors will captivate your taste buds, offering a delightful experience any day.

This exclusive month-long occasion happens annually, so you can contact your preferred restaurant and secure your reservations in advance! There's a chance for you to snag a multitude of prizes through the Flavor Fest Libation Trail Check In Challenge. If you would like more information on how to check in and win, please CLICK HERE. For a comprehensive list of Lake County February Flavor Festival (LCFFF) participants, CLICK HERE. Share your experiences on social media using hashtags like #LCFlavorFestival, #LakeCountyRW, #LCLibationTrail, or #LetsGoLakeCounty!

Embark on a journey to achieve your #DessertGoals during Lake County Flavor Festival by exploring one or more of these delightful sweet destinations.

Disotto Italian Restaurant in Highwood





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Imagine this: golden ladyfingers, delicate and light, gently cradling a rich cocoa liqueur. Each bite bursts with espresso's deep, toasty aroma, followed by the subtle warmth of rum. This symphony of flavors rests on a creamy bed of mascarpone cheese, its smooth richness balancing the coffee's intensity. 

Feather Glass Wine Bar and Eatery in Vernon Hills





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Restaurant Month paints the town with culinary brushstrokes, and Featherglass Wine Bar and Eatery invites you to savor a masterpiece: Chef's Special Dessert. This isn't just a dessert – an edible concerto, a playful dance of textures and flavors orchestrated on your plate. Available with their three-course meal special, during the month of February.

Lovin' Oven Cakery in Antioch





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Lovin' Oven Cakery lives up to its name by crafting an extensive array of desserts that cater to almost every sweet craving imaginable. Take your pick from a diverse selection, including butter cookies, mini pastries, gourmet cookies, cakes, brownies, flaky pastries, pies, and tortes. The options are plentiful, with dozens of exquisitely crafted desserts to tempt your taste buds. But the indulgence doesn't stop there – their cafe also presents enticing breakfast and lunch specials. At Lovin' Oven Cakery, embracing dessert is always a delightful choice.

Lindy's Landing in Wauconda

Golden bananas bathe in a fiery caramel sauce, their sweetness dancing with rum-infused flames. This molten lava meets creamy vanilla ice cream, a melody of hot and cold, sweet and bitter. Every bite is a playful concerto, an indulgent finale that lingers long after the last spoonful.

Sweet Home Gelato in Libertyville





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Please be sure to satisfy your gelato cravings and your budget at Sweet Home Gelato. Their Lake County-made Italian gelato is as delicious as it is affordable. Enjoy 20% off your in-store purchase all month! 

The Joyful Gourmet in Libertyville





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From kitchen gadgets to culinary masterpieces, The Joyful Gourmet has you covered. This Flavor Fest, take a break from the cooking and let them satisfy your cravings with divine dishes and perfectly paired wines.

Lou Malnati's at Lake Zurich, Gurnee/Grayslake, Libertyville, Lake Forest, Highland Park and Buffalo Grove





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Enjoy Carol's Chocolate Chip cookies at Lou Manati's. Each bite bursts with a symphony of textures: crisp edges crumble to pillowy softness, studded with pockets of gooey, bittersweet bliss. From humble comfort to a playground for creativity, the chocolate chip cookie is a timeless treat, an ode to pure deliciousness. Experience this treat all month long with their special.


The Boardroom in Libertyville

The Boardroom in Libertyville presents irresistible dessert specials for Flavor Fest, including the Strawberry Cake Bomb and Brownie Cheesecake Bomb, both priced at $15. Indulge in the Strawberry Cake Bomb's moist strawberry goodness or savor the decadence of the Brownie Cheesecake Bomb's rich layers. These delightful treats promise a symphony of flavors, making them a must-try during the special event.

Slyce Coal-Fired Pizza in Highwood, Vernon Hills and Wauconda





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Crisp shells crackle open, revealing a trio of delights: creamy ricotta studded with melty chocolate chips, vibrant pistachio cream bursting with nutty goodness, and decadent ricotta kissed by a dark chocolate dip. Each bite, a tantalizing dance of textures and flavors, an Italian adventure for your taste buds. Included in their dinner for two special in February. 

Singh's Kitchen in Libertyville

Prepare to embark on a culinary journey with two desserts that weave together contrasting flavors and textures, each a delightful dance on your taste buds. Explore the Ras Malai Tres Leches, traditionally known as Ras Malai, nestled within a fluffy sponge cake. Indulge in the Gulab Jamun Cheesecake, a creamy cheesecake base, swirled with fragrant rosewater and studded with Gulab Jamuns – deep-fried, syrup-soaked spheres of dough with a hint of cardamom. Both are available to choose between as part of Singh's Flavor Fest menu. 

Three Embers Restaurant Inside the Lincolnshire Marriott in Lincolnshire

Three Ember's Flavor Fest three-course menu features indulgent desserts, such as the Chocolate Brownie Torte adorned with velvety chocolate mousse and a medley of berries. Another tempting option is the Key Lime Pie Mousse Bar, combining the zesty essence of key lime with graham, white chocolate mousse and a cherry topping for a delightful treat. These decadent desserts showcase Three Ember's culinary expertise, adding a sweet finale to the Flavor Fest dining experience.

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