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Mar 25, 2014 11:43 AM

Best desserts in NYC

Had the Milk and Honey at NoMad this weekend and it was the best dessert I've had in a while. It certainly woke up my dormant sweet tooth with a vengeance! Now I'm looking for recommendations for other desserts worth seeking out... please help!

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  1. Specifically restaurant desserts and only restaurant desserts?

    Are you specifically into honey or chocolate or specific fruit or herbs or flavors like green tea etc?

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    1. re: kathryn

      I suppose I do mean restaurant desserts.

      I'm not wedded to specific ingredients or dessert styles. There are times I adore a simple straightforward dessert - like a good slice of olive oil or chocolate cake. And then there are times I want something a bit more artful. M+H sort of straddled both categories - more in the straightforward side with its incredibly pure flavors, but interesting textures and techniques also.

    2. M & H at The NoMad is one of my favorites. The most recent desserts I've had (not including the desserts at dinner at EMP) that I would call incredible were the dark chocolate/bergamot and the jasmine rice desserts at Betony, they are so good they are worth seeking out.

      1. Del Posto's desserts are amazing.. They play with savory ingredients and sweet making some great dishes.

        1. Try the chocolate, sesame or green tea mochi at Cha An.

          Or the mango pudding, coconut panna cotta, sesame dumplings in yuzu soup or black sesame cremeux at Hakkasan, each is beautiful.

          Or the carre chocolat and St Honore rose framboise at Laduree

          All are delicious!

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          1. re: Pookipichu

            Cassis with vanilla panna cotta and mango pudding

          2. I am loving mostly everything from Spot Dessert Bar, but my favorite is the Banoffee: banana, caramel, Oreo crumbs, whipped cream and a hot chocolate shot. I dream about it.

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              1. re: coasts

                >i like their yuzu eskimo.
                i thought that was pretty good too. the strawberries were a bit pedestrian but the yuzu + oreo soil + chocolate was nice ... not a michelin level sublime creation, but for a late night drop in, a good, creative option. enjoyed it more than the lunchtime apfelstrudel at LUGAR.