Monday, December 27, 2010
After eating lunch at The Meatball Shop, we ordered four Ice Cream Sandwiches so we could try all the combinations of cookie and ice cream flavors. There was Chocolate Chip with Mint Ice Cream, Chocolate Chip with Vanilla Ice Cream, Peanut Butter with Chocolate Ice Cream, and Chocolate Fudge with Oatmeal Ice Cream (this was my favorite!). They were all so great, and it was fun to be able to mix and match your picks!
Another gift box that I took from my Father was this set of Pear Chocolates from Harry & David. They are best known for their fresh pears, so these chocolates perfectly represented their company. Each one is centered with a different filling, such as Pear Brandy, 5 Spices, Raspberry Creme.. They were all delicious.
Payard is one of the great French bakeries of New York City, and since they just opened a small cafe in the Plaza, I had to try something...This was a very decadent triple chocolate mousse. Despite the high price, it was one of the best things I've ever had. First of all, anything topped with a mini macaron has me sold, but the actual quality of all the chocolate layers were beyond amazing.
In the center of all the mousse was a thin caramel crisp, a mini cookie and an mini brownie. This brownie alone was incredible! It was all topped with a chocolate ganache. YUM.
One of the best things about the Holidays is gift baskets of food! My father received this as a gift, so clearly I needed to claim it as my own. I tried every flavor, which ranged from Cinnamon Ganache to Earl Grey to my favorite Praline... Can't go wrong with any of them!
A friend brought these cupcakes over from Gotta Have S'More and they were such an unusual treat!
The cake part is made of graham crackers, the consistency is very much like the bottom of a cheesecake - very crumbly. The base is dipped in some kinda of green candy melt, to hold it all together. In the middle of the cake is a layer of chocolate, much like a Hershey bar. And finally on the very top is a torched marshmallow. It was delicious. Plus, nothing beats Christmas decorations.. I ate that part too...
I've been hearing a lot about these DeLuscious cookies, so I was glad when I was finally able to try one!
It is very similar to the Clementine chocolate chip, in the way they are both bendy, but this was thicker. It was pretty good.. There are so many more flavors I need to try!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I think I can officially say French Macaron's are my favorite little treats, so when I stumbled upon the Macaron Café I was very excited.
It's a very small but adorable space, fully decorated in pink and white.
They had one of the largest varieties of macaron flavors I'd ever seen.
I loved all of their boxes and packaging, it's very girly, and their modernized Marie Antoinette is the perfect logo.
These macaron's are not as amazing as Ladurée's or even Paulettes, but they were great! I liked the raspberry a lot.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
After eating a real pizza at Olio in New York, I decided to order a second for dessert... This one, however, was filled with Nutella. It was so good! It was a lot of bread to eat, which is why I wish they used even more Nutella inside, but the sweet and savory combo was great. The vanilla gelato was definitely the best part - I usually don't swoon over vanilla, but this was seriously amazing.