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EV dessert...(with chocolate)?

erica Mar 10, 2007 11:52 AM

Going to Degustation this week. I think I would prefer to go for dessert someplace else after dinner. Last time I got talked into Max Brenner. (Don't even ask..) I would like to be better prepared this time. Looking for a simple place with good desserts, not too far from the restaurant (on East 5th Between 2nd and 3rd). Does not have to have alcohol. Any bakery with tables? (I like Black Hound but do not think you can sit there..or can you??)

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    chocokitty RE: erica Mar 10, 2007 01:43 PM

    Black Hound does not have any tables there, only take-out. I guess you can go to Taralucci e Vino on 1st Ave & 10th St. They have good desserts and the chocolate desserts are pretty good.

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      Pan RE: chocokitty Mar 10, 2007 09:17 PM

      Those are the two names I would have mentioned, too. If you like the sweets at Black Hound, consider buying them there and eating them outdoors by the church on 10th St. if the weather is nice. Otherwise, yes, the torta cioccolato at Tarallucci e Vino is very good (seems like I like it better than chocokitty, but I suppose she's [?] an expert on chocolatey items around town).

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      marlie202 RE: erica Mar 11, 2007 06:50 AM

      veniero's still one of the best

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        Pan RE: marlie202 Mar 12, 2007 12:02 AM

        What chocolate dessert(s) do you recommend there?

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          Mazzer RE: Pan Mar 12, 2007 07:26 AM

          I like the chocolate/chocolate cannoli (not a true cannoli [cannollo?] obviously) as well as many of the "half-dome" desserts. Very tasty.

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            marlie202 RE: Pan Mar 12, 2007 12:03 PM

            I like the zuppe englese with chocolate and vanilla custard. I also like the whipped cream puffs covered in chocolate. The chocolate cannolis are good as well as the cookies dipped in chocolate.

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            erica RE: marlie202 Mar 12, 2007 01:57 PM

            Thanks..I have never been that keen on Veneiro's...I like more cakey, rather than creamy, chocolate desserts.

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            zEli173 RE: erica Mar 12, 2007 07:20 AM

            What about chikalicious?

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              KTinNYC RE: zEli173 Mar 12, 2007 07:29 AM

              The desserts aren't really chocolate centric.

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                G3B RE: zEli173 Mar 12, 2007 12:47 PM

                portions are tiny and it is overpriced, i went once and never again

              2. erica RE: erica Mar 12, 2007 01:59 PM

                Thanks, all. I think we may check out Taralucci on 10th St. Unless anyone has an even better idea!!

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                  Pan RE: erica Mar 12, 2007 02:57 PM

                  I do have one other thought. There's one great dessert at Gnocco on 10th near Av. B: The chestnut sformato with chocolate sauce. The sformato is not sweet and the chocolate sauce is. You could come just for dessert, unless they've run out of the sformato.

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