Every bite of this dessert fills your mouth with warm, melting milk chocolate. The temperature contrast with the ice cream adds dimension, and there's even a bit of crunch from the croissant. Include a blackberry, strawberry or blueberry with each spoonful and your life will be complete. This bread pudding is moist without being that mushy, soggy mess that some restaurants have the nerve to pass off as bread pudding.
If your sweet tooth can handle it, pair this dessert with the creme brulee martini. Just don't ask about the calorie content–that will only ruin things. And if you want the best experience possible, request a table outside (even if you have to wait!) because nothing beats eating this dessert by the outdoor fireplace and bubbling fountain.