Chocolate: Where To Get Your Just Desserts

25

It seems we have Richard Cadbury to thank for the linking of chocolate with Valentine’s Day. Until Cadbury started producing chocolate candies in England in the early 1880s, chocolate had been a luxury available only to the aristocracy. Then, in 1861, Cadbury created the first-ever heart-shaped box for Valentine’s Day. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Here on the North Shore, chocolate also appears in delicious desserts at local restaurants.

Chocolate Soufflé
At Stresa In Manhasset

A waiter drizzles sauce on the Chocolate Soufflé at Stresa
A waiter drizzles sauce on the chocolate soufflé at Stresa

Giorgio Meriggi, in addition to being an owner and gracious host at Stresa, is the baker. At the restaurant, he makes flourless chocolate cake, ricotta cheese cake, lemon cake, seasonal fruit tart, tiramisu, chestnut cake in season and poached fruit, as well as the biscotti that is served to customers at the end of the meal.
The individual chocolate soufflé, made with Callebaut semi-sweet Belgian chocolate, is very popular. It is brought to the table warm and the waiter pokes a hole in the top and pours in Grand Marnier sauce, and then tops it with fresh whipped cream. More sauce and whipped cream are available upon request.

Chocolate Layer Cake
At The Garden City Hotel

Seven levels make up the entirety of this scrumptious layer cake at the Garden City Hotel.
Seven levels make up the entirety of this scrumptious layer cake at the Garden City Hotel.

At the Garden City Hotel, pastry chef Sarah Chaminade and her staff worked together to create their seven-layer chocolate layer cake. They came up with a moist devil’s food cake made with Callebaut and a bittersweet mousse made with Valrhona chocolate. The ganache glaze is made of cocoa powder and bitter sweet chocolate. As if that isn’t enough chocolate, it is served with hot fudge sauce, a chocolate “cigarette” and fresh whipped cream.

Mexican Flan Imposible
At Besito In Roslyn

Vanilla bean flan and chocolate layer cake come together to create Mexican Flan Imposible at Roslyn's Besito.
Vanilla bean flan and chocolate layer cake come together to create Mexican Flan Imposible at Roslyn’s Besito.

Flan Imposible is a popular Mexican dessert, so named because it seems that it is not possible for a cake and flan to be baked together. This mission impossible is neatly accomplished at Besito where a vanilla bean flan is served atop a chocolate sponge cake. It’s a beautiful dish: the cake sits in a circle of vanilla bean tequila sauce and is topped with Mexican chocolate whipped cream and bunuelos (crisp fried tortillas sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar).

25 COMMENTS

  1. Oakley Sunglasses Sports

    Youre so right. Im there with you. Your weblog is certainly worth a read if anyone comes throughout it. Im lucky I did because now Ive obtained a whole new view of this. I didnt realise that this issue was so important and so universal. You absolutely…

  2. Nike Free Run 2 Volt

    This is some nice stuff. It took me some time to finally find this internet site but it was worth the time. I noticed this website was hidden in bing and not the number one spot. This web publication has a lot of enjoyable stuff and it doesnt deserve t…

  3. Jordan Retro 1 Usa

    A powerful share, I just given this onto a colleague who was performing somewhat evaluation on this. And he in actual fact purchased me breakfast because I discovered it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the deal with! But yeah Thnkx for…

  4. Oakley Holbrook Heaven Collection

    Resources such as the one you mentioned right here will be extremely useful to myself! I will publish a hyperlink to this page on my particular blog. I am sure my site visitors will uncover that fairly useful.

  5. Buy Nike Shox Vc

    Good to become visiting your weblog once more, it continues to be months for me. Well this article that ive been waited for so long. I will need this article to total my assignment within the school, and it has exact same topic with your post. Thanks,…

  6. Hermes Trismegistus Pronunciation

    “Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing by way of some with the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m undoubtedly pleased I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back often!”

  7. Oakley Dispatch

    I must say, as much as I enjoyed reading what you had to say, I couldnt help but lose interest after a while. Its as if you had a fantastic grasp to the topic matter, but you forgot to include your readers. Perhaps you should think about this from extr…

Leave a Reply