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Jan 30, 2008 07:19 PM

Peanut Butter Dessert

This is my first time starting a topic....I am looking for a place for a birthday celebration 2 weeks from now (on a Saturday night). I was hoping to find someplace with a dessert involving peanut butter, though it need not be the focal point. I am thinking specifically of something like a dessert I had at Hearth years ago, which was a milk chocolate tart with a semolina crust and peanut butter ice cream. The fact that I can remember it after so many years gives you an idea of how much I liked it!

If it matters, I'm looking overall for a place with mid-range prices on the entrees ($20-$30). Though really I'm more interested in the dessert than the meal!

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  1. gramercy tavern has a chocolate peanut butter cake.

    or you could go the more casual route and have peanut butter as your meal at peanut butter & co. [they also have a chocolate peanut butter pie for dessert]...or max brenner.

    Gramercy Tavern
    42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

    Max Brenner
    841 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

    Peanut Butter and Co.
    240 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

    1. Maybe not great for a birthday celebration, but last year I had dessert at Whym -- a ridiculous layering of thick chocolate and peanut butter in a martini glass - seriously indulgent and amazing...

      1. It's been a couple of years now (Nov 05, I think) but we were served one of the best desserts ever in life at Tocqueville.... peanut butter panna cotta with grape sorbet. I still have dreams about that dessert! I don't know if it's on their dessert menu this winter, but I would surely call and ask! Tocqueville is at 1 East 15th Street, just off 5th Avenue.

        The rest of their menu is exceptional, also!

        1. Prices for entrees at WD 50 would blow your 20-30$ limit, but lots of people go just for the desserts and dessert tasting menu. There's one on the menu, now, that I fell in love with and that might suit your palate, too. It's described as "soft chocolate, sesame ice cream, ancho caramel, peanut powder." More peanuty than peanut buttery, obviously.

          Grab dinner somewhere else in the east village and head to WD 50, after.

          1. tribeca grill has an amazing peanut butter pie and park avenue has fantastic desserts, but I'm not sure if the winter menu has peanut butter on it.