You’re probably wondering, “Hey Trudy, another food post so soon? Are you actually trying to undo all that hard work at yoga?”. And my answer would be, “Not intentionally… I swear!”. It’s just that I’ve noticed about myself, that when it gets colder my diet goes completely left and that left turns onto the intersection of Carbs and Sweets corner. That foreword all of that leads me to my rendezvous at Spot Dessert Bar.
What’s the Big Deal about Spot Dessert Bar?
Going off the rails isn’t a big deal but, damn it I did it right after yoga class with my friends. So it was sort of a belated holiday celebration since we hadn’t seen each other in months (cue the sad violin music here). My two friends Jheanel and Karina (blog mascots) wanted to visit Spot for the first time. I’d visited before and even posted shots on Instagram and possibly that was enough inspiration to make them want to go. If it wasn’t just let me believe that I am that influential.
Ever since Spot Dessert Bar has opened in the East Village, it’s been very popular. I’m not sure if it is only because of the fame of the creator of the menu Iron Chef Ian Kittichai of Thailand, or the idea of a dessert tapas shop where wine is served and desserts are shared. Whatever the reason, it all comes together to work really well as little works of art on a plate. So we weren’t very adventurous in our choices that night but at least I got really good shots of everything we did eat.
So what did we order at Spot Dessert Bar?
Jheanel and I ordered one of the signature dishes at Spot Dessert Bar, which is the chocolate green tea lava cake with green tea ice cream. So balanced, gooey, and of course delicious! The chocolate isn’t overly sweet and the green tea ganache flavor isn’t competing with the dark chocolate cake. And the scoop of green tea ice cream is refreshing. And the crisp tea cookie was very light and stayed crisp even after being dipped in the ice cream. And everything was covered in green tea dust. It was really satisfying.
And Karina took the waiter’s suggestion to order the new dish called the Milky Puff, which is a scoop of condensed milk ice cream on top of cereal with banana brûlée on top of a warm cream puff with white chocolate formed into honeycombs and drizzled in honey. Really a beautiful mountain of sweetness, but not too sweet.
Karina also ordered a Thai iced tea with taro bubbles served in a light bulb cup with her dessert. It’s such a cute idea and you get to keep your light bulb cup.
To my surprise, I found out that there were also vegan desserts, cookies, and macarons on the menu as well. And in the display case, there is a selection of cakes that are available by season. My scale will punish me but I won’t regret my night out, overindulging at Spot Dessert Bar. Spot Dessert Bar is located at 13 St. Mark’s Place, New York, NY, 10003.
What are your favorite dessert spots? I want to hear all about them and what makes them so special. Tell me in-depth in the comments. Let’s keep this conversation two-sided.
Until our next rendezvous…