An Unconventional Cheesecake
This ricotta cheesecake at Piccolo Cafe in midtown is a delight to the palate. As you can see, it’s not your conventional cheesecake. After a full day of tap dancing, my friend and I needed something sweet. After we were recommended this slice, we decided to try it. I was a bit confused as to what I was tasting at first, but then I had to forget it was “cheesecake.” It reminded me of a cheese danish. The top crust tasted like toasted marshmallow, soft and chewy. The crust was thick and crumbly. The center was deliciously tart ricotta cheesecake. A rather different garnish, the pine nuts added a nuttiness that complimented the sweet and tart of the dessert. What a nice treat to end the day! It’s right by the 40th Street, 42nd Street subway station, so grab a slice on your way home one day! There are three other locations, including the UWS, Midtown East, and Union Square.