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At the Occidental, try the citrus-scented olive oil cornmeal griddled cake featuring macerated blackberries with turmeric-ginger ice cream. The refreshing, gluten-free dessert is best enjoyed on the lush patio just steps away from the White House. (Image: Rey Lopez)

12 delectable spring desserts to try before summer arrives

Spring in D.C. means wonderful flavors and colors found in seasonal restaurant menus around the city. With summer knocking on our doors, we are savoring every last spring moment we can, and one of our favorite parts of spring are the gorgeous desserts featuring flavors like strawberry, rhubarb and, of course, evergreen chocolate.

Click through our photo gallery for 12 spring desserts to try before summer is officially here and we're all too hot to leave the house.