Don’t Miss These Warm Pastry Baskets With Salted-Carmel Sticky Buns

Chef Alex Levin's Danishes, sticky buns, and warm brioche rolls are amazing.

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At Osteria Morini (301 Water St., SE), we wouldn’t dream of skipping dessert, thanks to pas-try chef Alex Levin, who has been responsible for the place’s grand finales since it opened three years ago. So it goes on weekend mornings, when his warm pastry basket is the must-order. The oft-changing selection of three sweets and savories has included dark-chocolate Danishes, salted-caramel sticky buns, and warm brioche rolls with ramp pesto and ricotta. Whether you follow it with pasta is up to you—we won’t judge.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.