Hawai’i in Less Than 24 Hours…

…till then, here’s a round up of sweets from the week. No worries, I also make sure to include savoury food into my diet from time, but you can just check my Flickr for that. For those in NYC, isn’t the rainy weather just crazy? It’s a good thing my dad gave me an extra durable umbrella last winter. And for those in Hawai’i, I’ll see you soon! :)

1. At Tabla yesterday, Jess and I were stuffed even before the dessert menu appeared at the table. But with ever curious minds and a lusty sweet tooth, declining dessert is rarely an option. We started with the Warm Chocolate Cake with Pumpkin Ice Cream and Pumpkin Seed Brittle…

2. …and because there’s no point in having one dessert when you can have two, we followed with the Kulfi Pop Trio. From left to right: Mocha, Vanilla Creamsicle, and Pistachio.

3. The night before, John and I had dinner at Insieme. The dessert menu rolled around and we had issues deciding from the four that sounded most intriguing. So instead of narrowing it down, we decided to have all four. Why not? :) Dessert #1: Confit Butternut Squash, Chocolate Hazelnut “Cremeux” and Cranberry Sorbet.

4. Dessert #2: Bomboloni with Pastry Cream and Dark Chocolate Sauce. It’s a personal goal of mine to eat every single doughnut in the city. Give me time, I’m making good progress, but there still a billion more to conquer. ^_^

5. Dessert #3: Caramelized Puff Pastry, Fresh Figs and Ricotta Cream

6. Dessert #4: Torta al Grano Saraceno: Buckwheat Cake with Huckleberry Compote and Whipped Cream

7. Sunday = lots and lots of Hot Chocolate with Robyn and Erin this past weekend. We only accomplished half the trek on Sunday (got distracted by dinner and gelato at Otto ;), but Erin did an awesome job tasting her way through the city. Drink up the results on 12 Days of Hot Chocolate at Serious Eats New York. Four days down, eight to go!

8. A Vanilla Malted Milkshake shared between Robyn, Greg, Allison and I over a wonderfully casual and relaxed dinner at Black Iron Burger Shop.

9. Jess, her friend, and I met at Bloomies post-work with the intention of shopping. Coats, gloves, hats, and the world. After a (very weak) attempt, I failed to find any clothing, but managed to distract myself with a scary portion of froyo at the 7th floor 40 Carrots counter. Chocolate, Coffee, and Plain. I usually have all four flavours, but they were out of Peanut Butter that evening. The failed shopping trip was better documented in this late night chat with Robyn.

My goodness, it’s a terrific wonder I do not have diabetes. Please keep your fingers crossed for me. It would be a sad, sad life without dessert. Ok, well that’s it for now. Off to finish work, dinner with Shann, packing, and then…HONOLULU!


11 Madison Ave at 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-0667


777 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-7932

Black Iron Burger Shop

540 E 5th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 677-6067

40 Carrots

1000 3rd Ave, 7th Fl
New York, NY 10022
(212) 705-2000

  • vampyra1
    November 30, -0001

    I think you’ll be surprised at how much rain we’ve been getting here in HI.My friend living in Haleiwa got flooded yesterday!!!But ’tis a Hawaiian Snow Day and most of us got out of work and school! ^_^Love your blog, btw. I’m a huge fan!

  • anonymous
    December 12, 2008

    Holy cow! Dessert much?Enjoy Hawaii and all of the ono things that await you. I’m looking forward to reading about them. We probably passed in the air or airport.Things seem kind of “quiet” here this year. Ala Moana isn’t very busy and not many Christmas lights up.Hope you brought that umbrella with you!Happy HolidaysAlan from Makiki

  • Kathy YL Chan
    December 12, 2008

    Hi Alan!I heard about the rain back home! I called my dad yesterday to complain about the rainy NYC weather and he was like, that’s NOTHING compared to what we’re getting in Hawai’i. Haha. Will bring umbrella :) It doesn’t feel like Christmas at all this year…but I’m still looking forward to home nonetheless.See you in the air! :)

  • anonymous
    December 12, 2008

    ahh all of those desserts look so good. i’m going to have to go try some of those places on the weekend.

  • K and S
    December 12, 2008

    all that dessert, yum :) have fun in Hawaii…sigh.

  • Kathy YL Chan
    December 13, 2008

    Hey Matt!Sounds like a plan – I’ll be looking out for them on your blog :)Hey Kat!Thanks! I’m can’t wait for the warmer weather ^_^Hey Vampyra1! Thanks for the comment! :) I was reading the Advertiser and Bulletin this morning…I had no idea the rain was THAT bad! Lucky you for the school cancellation – it must have been a great day off :)

  • anonymous
    December 13, 2008

    holy cow, you really do have super dessert eating abilities. my doctor would kill me for eating all that!

  • gaga
    December 13, 2008

    Everything looks so gorgeous and delicious!Have fun in Hawaii!

  • KirkK
    December 15, 2008

    Hey Kathy – Have a great vacation…and keep dry!

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