Mar 27, 2009


The Viennese Apple Strudel is a popular pastry in Austria and in many countries in Europe. It’s no surprise you can find it in NY. Where? In two great restaurants: Blaue Gans and Wallsé, both owned by chef Kurt Gutenbrunner. Try Blaue Ganz for lunch and Wallse for dinner. The former offers a delicious $20,00 pre fix lunch menu in Tribeca, where the latter has a charming ambience for dinner in the West Village. In both of them, the Apple Strudel is the way to go.

344 West 11th Street

Blaue Gans
139 Duane Street212-571-8880

Mar 18, 2009

11 Madison Park

Set in a beautiful art deco dining room with an amazing view of Madison Square Park seen through a tall antique glass window, charm is in every detail at 11 Madison Park Restaurant.
Kind and friendly Chef Daniel Humm prepares a delicate, creative and exquisite dessert: the Vermont Quark, a vanilla soufflé with passion fruit sauce. The sauce is poured at your table and as the ingredients combine the dessert becomes better and better.

11, Madison Avenue

You’re in Charge of Dessert

Whenever you are in charge of bringing dessert to a friend's dinner and you didn’t order days in advance there is one place that will never let you come up empty handed: Dean & Deluca.
I would give you the same advice when you are responsible for cheese, bread or appetizers because Dean & Deluca has a large variety of gourmet products.
Among the best desserts are: the Gateau Nuage Cheesecake, Chocolate Fudge Cake, Chocolate Mille Crepes, Chocolate Mousse Cake or the American homemade style Blueberry Pie. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

560 Broadway (At Prince Street)
(212) 226.6800

Mar 12, 2009

NY's Best and Sweetest Kept Secret

Eric Girerd is a 3rd generation chocolatier from Annecy, France. After many years working in 3 star Michelin restaurants around the world he decided to come to New York and bring his recipes and creativity with the purest cocoa and the best ingredients.In his charming L’Atelier du Chocolat store on 22nd St between 5th and 6th avenues he offers the most amazing chocolates in New York. From the crunchy dark Chocolate Caviar sold in beautiful transparent tubes to the delicate bonbons with more than 30 different fillings and the incredible chic brown boxes, everything in the store is special and unique.
This is for sure NY’s best and sweetest kept secret (until now).

L’Atelier du Chocolat
59 West 22nd Street
(212) 243-0033

Mar 5, 2009

Emergency Chocolate

Sometimes it happens when you are home alone on a Sunday night, other times you just need a little piece for instant joy or maybe you need your daily dose of it. It could happen to anyone so, be prepared. Whenever you need chocolate, Emergency Chocolate is there for you. You just have to keep it in your medicines cabinet in case of well, emergency.
The New Zealander Company Bloomsberry & Co offers not only Emergency Chocolate bars but also Climate Change Chocolate bars, Instant Gratification bars and many others for every occasion you might NEED them.
Have your emergency kit ready and enjoy!