Sugar Rush’ed…

Happy Friday! I write the Sugar Rush column for Serious Eats.

Indulgences from this week…
Chocoholic Cake at Bisous Ciao (pictured)
Walnut Cream Croissant at Pain D’Avignon
Chocolate-Chai Cake at Liquiteria
Lilikoi Angel Food Cake at One Girl Cookies

P.S. The design studio where my friend Shann works is participating in Walkabout NYC on 10/19…sign up to tour the studio here. I was still in accounting the first time I visited Swayspace. The idea that people were paid to work in a space this free and creative (i.e. not a cubicle with florescent lighting) was mind-boggling ^_^

Sugar Rush’ed…

Happy Friday! I write the Sugar Rush column for Serious Eats. 

We devoured a fun mix of sweets this week including a matcha variation on my all-time favorite crêpe cake, a peek into a new East Village gelato shop (not bad for a neighborhood with few gelato options), then down to the LES for a scoop of dreamy caramel gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato. Sugar Sweet Sunshine is only a few block south of Il Laboratorio and their puddings are no joke. And last but not least, macaroons that put all others to shame.

Indulgences from this week…

Nutella Gelato at Fresco Gelato

Green Tea Mille Crêpes at Lady M (pictured)

Salted Caramel Macaroons from Danny Macaroons

Tiramisu Delicious at Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Caramel at Il Laboratorio del Gelato

NYC | Ice Cream Sunday at New Amsterdam Market

Pierre and I spent all yesterday eating ice cream. Lots of it! 20 miniature scoops in total. Brought back memories of this

Welcome to Ice Cream Sunday at New Amsterdam Market (my post for Serious Eats).

There were supposed to be ten ice cream stands. But I counted 11! I wonder who slipped at the last minute? The more the merrier. Most vendors were so generous with samples so I would up eating multiple flavors from each one. Can’t complain.

Tri-Star Strawberry from the boys at Dream Scoops.

Steve’s Ice Cream brought a ton of flavors…

…the Wölffer Rosé Sangria Sorbet was my favorite. (I love <a href="http://static.squarespace.com/static/51895797e4b07dc9727307ce/518957d3e4b04dec96da1667/51895800e4b04dec96da1bc6/1337379055000/#img in our fridge during summer, we have at least three bottles at any given time).

The girls of Luca and Bosco

…a scoop of their Drunk and Salty Caramel…

…and Goat Cheese with Blueberry Swirl.

Fany Gerson of La Newyorkina is about the coolest person on earth. Also helps that everything she makes is delicious. We tasted a spicy, salty mole (!!) ice cream…

…and then walked away with a scoop each of the Vanilla Crema with Donut Peaches and Apricots and  Lime-Chia Ice Cream.

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria is gelato heaven (though for loyalty reasons if I had to pick ONLY ONE gelato shop to love forever in NYC…it would be L’arte del Gelato).

Bitter Almond with Roasted Apricots (genius!) and Plum-Lavender Sorbet.

Next stop, Esca!

Strawberry-Wild Fennel and Goat’s Milk Stracciatella.

I wasn’t sure if Pierre would make it through all the ice cream (he’s not a dessert guy), but he was an excellent sport. He was in charge of cone-holding and ticket-giving. I was in charge of cone-eating and picture-taking.

Most vendors had four different ice cream flavors. Rouge Tomate had seven!

Dulce de Leche-Marzipan, and Goat’s Milk and Brown Sugar. There were so many variations on goat’s milk ice cream…we had four different types by the end of the day.

The Bent Spoon aka everyone’s favorite ice cream. The store in is Princeton, NJ…anyone want to go out for the afternoon? I have my heart set on this banana whip.

They had two flavors. First, this Sungold Tomato-Nectarine Sorbet. How can a sorbet be so creamy?? Amazing.

The second flavor was called The Fowl Triple. See the eggs in the basket? Three types…

….transformed into three batches of Sweet Cream Gelato, each made with a different egg. Duck, Ostrich, and Quail. I thought that was the coolest thing ever.

Then off to Early Bird Cookery where we ate Hay Ice Cream and a Garden Sorbet made from beets, tomatoes, and blackberries.

Two more stops to go! Marlow & Sons.

Goat’s Milk Ice Cream and Cantaloupe Sorbet. They had to serve the sorbet in a cup because it was too delicate to scoop into a cone.

And at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

…Frozen Greek Yogurt with Raspberry Compote and Fresh Nectarine Sorbet.

Needless to say, we went out for dim sum at Dim Sum Go Go right after that last scoop.

Savory, steaming cheong funn, sticky rice with mushrooms and lup cheong, fried turnip cakes, and those bean curd rolls with pork.

NYC: Sugar Rush’ed…

Happy Friday. I write the ‘Sugar Rush’ column + other sweet stuff for Serious Eats.

I keep meaning to put these posts up each Friday, but clearly things have fallen behind since Paris ;) We’ll have everything back to normal on NYC schedule starting Monday.

Indulgences from this week:
Nutella Panini at Pounds & Ounces
Strawberries and Champagne at Hakkasan
Black Sesame Mochi at Cha-An
Marble Brownie at The Grey Dog
Apricot and Pistachio Tarts at Maison Kayser (their first US location!)

Paris, Ice Cream, Why Not?

I’ve got a post on Serious Eats today about five not-to-miss ice cream spots in Paris.

Martine Lambert, Pain de Sucre, Pierre Hermé, Berthillon, and Pozetto…all the good stuff (sorbet and gelato included). Enjoy ^_^

Pierre Hermé and his Ispahan in sorbet form.

Rose, Raspberry, and Lychee. By the container or sandwiched between two macarons to create the playful Miss Gla’Gla. While we’re at it…he even offers an Ispahan Croissant.

Blueberry Sorbet at Berthillon. Also love the Rose-Raspberry Sorbet.

Fromage Blanc from Pain de Sucre (we’ll talk more about their pastries later…amazing).

Pistachio, Yogurt and Stracciatella at Pozetto.

Martine Lambert’s Blueberry Clafouti Ice Cream…

…how cute is the storefront?