On January 19th, La Petite Dauphine started offering a Saturday and Sunday evening dessert buffet. For only $18, you can sample anything from their dessert cart with tea and coffee included. It's a BYO, so you can bring a bottle of wine to enjoy as well.
My hubby and I were the only ones there on Sunday evening, which felt a bit awkward at first, but they made us feel welcome and encouraged us to relax and enjoy ourselves for as long as we wanted to stay. They parked the dessert cart next to us, and we tried more than half of the 10 or 11 options by the end of our visit. Everything we tried was well executed, and they had a nice variety of classic French desserts. The owner told us that he orders his desserts from a variety of bakers throughout the city, so he has the freedom to pick and choose what he believes to be the best of each offering.
Overall, we were impressed. The owner was sharing with us his future plans for decor and menus, and I'm looking forward to seeing La Petite Dauphine evolve over the upcoming months.
If you're looking for a sweet outing this weekend, head over to Rittenhouse to check it out for yourself.