Saturday, December 25, 2021
Ham and cheese croissants that are buttery, salty and nutty at the edges and pucker up your mouth sharply and all one wants is to have another bite and another then that croissant is edible nirvana. The ham & cheese croissant at Dominique Ansel Workshop has a special place in my heart and one that I long to eat quite often. I polish it off it as soon as I buy it and savor each morsel slowly. Perfect on it’s own or with a glass of wine.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Caffè Panna makes superb ice cream. I have eaten lots of ice cream here and my favorites have included Brown Sugar Peach and Rum Raisin. Special flavors often lace the Sweet Cream base that run the gamut from nostalgic American candy, shortbread and even slices of pie from Four & Twenty Blackbird are created from the vivid imagination of owner and chef Hallie Meyer. The only drawback is that these are usually not repeated or sometimes return in different renditions. Last week Sicilian Pistachio and Citrus Meringue were flavors that I asked to be packed side by side so that I could get both in a spoonful. It was heavenly and made me swoon with pleasure. I have planned to become a sandwich man standing in front of the ice cream store on 19th Street & Irving Place broadcasting for these two flavors to be made again. Maybe Hallie will relent?
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
The chocolate malt cookies at Milu are special. Thin coin shaped discs, a creamy filling and in one bite - edible nirvana. Two cookies in a pack and at $3 these are a treat worth having every week. Eat them lazing on a park bench in the sunshine or with a glass of Amontillado.