While traveling alone in Europe, I’ve often found some restaurants aren’t thrilled with single diners, expecting the customer to order just one dish and a glass of wine. I have had a couple of unpleasant experiences and have actually been refused a table in Siena and Florence, Italy. Though I haven’t encountered this problem so much in recent years, I do try to order a full meal at dinner, including a dessert. Considering some of the desserts I’ve had, this isn’t really a chore. A collection of some of my sweet indulgences the last few years.