Churros y Abuelitos Chocolate

Churros y Abuelitos Chocolate

Menu Moves: Restaurant desserts inspired by state fairs and summer carnivals

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Never underestimate the nostalgia factor of the fried pastries and midway treats your customers indulged in at summer carnivals and fairs when they were children.  Several restaurants are tapping into this fondness for childhood favorites.

At State Fare Bar & Kitchen at the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage, CA, for instance, desserts include the Funnel Cake ($9), dusted with powdered sugar and topped with house-made kumquat jam and whipped cream, served with a side of Nutella.

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