By Kathy Collins
Dessert is that sweet little something you enjoy after a meal. But sometimes you just want dessert. When that happens, you can get a truly magnificent dessert at Tani’s For Dessert in lovely, historic Plant City. Tani’s For Dessert is a dessert only restaurant which serves classic desserts such as crème brulee, banana’s foster, tiramisu and pecan pie.
Tani’s For Dessert, located at 2804 James L. Redman Parkway, Ste. 106 in The Village Shopping Center, is owned and operated by Lloyd and Tania Summers. They also own Buttercream Bake Shoppe, Plant City’s only independent bakery.
Tania is a fantastic dessert chef. Everything she makes is a labor of love, and Lloyd is the consummate host. Both are lovely and inviting, and their desserts are indescribably delicious. Everything at Tani’s For Dessert and Buttercream Bake Shoppe are made from scratch with only the freshest ingredients. All of Tania’s creations look as good as they taste.
According to Tania, the couple started Tani’s For Dessert because there was no other place like it in the area that served just dessert.
“We would go to the movies and when we got out, we did not want to go directly home, but there was no place to go just for dessert. We made a joke and said let’s go to ‘Tani’s for Dessert’ which was actually home,” explained Tania. About two years ago, the couple opened the bakery and then the restaurant.
The desserts are often named after family members such as the Ambie’s cookie. This light, buttery and delicately soft cookie is named after their daughter, Amber. One of their summer specials is the Peach Mina, a delightful combination of freshly poached peaches with raspberry drizzled over vanilla bean ice cream and topped with fresh whipped cream. This fantastic dessert is named after their granddaughter.
Tani’s For Dessert is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. -10 p.m. For more information, call 704-5947. You can also follow them on Facebook.