Spooky Halloween Treats at Ladurée

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It’s a spooky fun Halloween at Ladurée with treats galore!  We’re particularly loving the festive box of Nutella macarons.  It’s a perfect size for a Halloween gift.  Who doesn’t like Nutella?  Said no one.  They also have a new selection of mini chocolate bars in their signature colors:  pink, green, and blue.  The pink is ivory chocolate with a rose flavor, the green is dark chocolate with cocoa from Madagascar and fruit notes, and the blue is Guanaja milk chocolate.  Something for everyone’s taste buds this weekend!  Happy Halloween!


A Blueberry Streusel Sundae!


Trestle on Tenth, located in Chelsea, has a ridiculous blueberry sundae on their menu! It consists of layers on streusel, vanilla ice cream, and blueberry compote all perfectly placed in a large glass. Everything about this sundae is just right. I loved the creamy ice cream and the sweet streusel, but the whole blueberries swimming in a sugar sauce mixed with fresh whipped cream took me to dessert heaven. Head to Trestle on Tenth as fast as you can it’s worth every bite!

Wooly’s Shaved Ice


Wooly’s Shaved Ice is the absolute PERECT dessert for these hot New York City summer days! I could not get over how delicious this shaved ice was. I decided to try the Strawberry Shortcake flavor and added strawberries, mochi, and whipped cream as my toppings. The flavor was extraordinary. I could not believe how much this “ice” tasted like ice cream! It was also extremely refreshing, cooling me off from the summer sun. I highly suggest trying Wooly’s and enjoying this special shaved ice dessert!

Bellvale Farms Creamery



I found the BEST ice cream at a dairy farm in NJ.  Bellvale Farms Creamery is out-of-this-world good.  You are basically on the farm in a beautiful valley while you enjoy this treat.  All homemade, I got the giant cone with extra large scoops (yeeeeaaah…why not?!!) of their Calf Trax and Bellvale Bog flavors.  Calf Trax is vanilla ice cream with peanut butter swirl and mini peanut butter cups.  The vanilla ice cream was so creamy and thick. Bellvale Bog is dark chocolate ice cream with brownie dough and fudge swirl.  It was definitely richer than the vanilla which was a nice contrast.  The chunks of brownie made me so


Caffe Palermo


Caffe Palermo is known for the best cannoli in Little Italy, no wait the box actually says “Best cannoli on planet earth.”  That’s a lot to live up to, especially for someone who isn’t the biggest cannoli fan.  Well, they did it! They’re so fresh, they crumble in your mouth.  The filling was cool, soft, and thick.  These rich desserts are certainly in a class of their own.  I’ve never fully enjoyed cannolis until now.  “Baby John” is




My theatre (Something Rotten at the St. James) is right next door to the famous restaurant Sardi’s! Celebrating a birthday in my cast, a few of us headed to the iconic spot for some dinner.  To my surprise, Sardi’s has a stand out dessert on their menu.  Boccone Dolce is one of Sardi’s specials and it’s made with Meringue, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and a touch of chocolate.  The slice was so light and refreshing. The strawberries weren’t drenched in sugar, making it fresh and simple.  The layers were


Boulton and Watt



Nostalgia never hurt nobody.  I’m always drawn to a place that has good old desserts from my childhood. Boulton and Watt serves up some major comfort sweets.  Their deep skillet chocolate chip cookie with a side of milk came highly recommended by a friend BUT I had to order the brownie batter in a jar with vanilla ice cream as well.  I mean come on!  This cookie was crispy on the outside and ooey gooey on the inside with a generous chocolate chip/batter ratio.  I poured the cold milk over the hot cookie and let it seep in


Free pudding!!!


The Mermaid Oyster Bar in the West Village might just be my new favorite restaurant in the city.  Not only is the food absolutely incredible (think lobster rolls, fresh seafood, and oysters of course!), but they give you a complimentary chocolate pudding for dessert! Sometimes all you need is a small bite of dessert to cleanse your palate or satisfy that chocolate craving and Mermaid Oyster Bar brings it right to your table.  It comes is a small teacup with a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top.  The chocolate is perfect rich and thick like fudge.  Paired with the pudding is a fortune teller miracle fish which reveals your fortune in the palm of your hand.  Fortune and fun all in one dessert!

A Chocolate Mousse worth every bite!


If you have not been to Cafe Fiorello for dessert you must go! I don’t know how else to tell you, dessert lovers of the world, other than, “GET TO CAFE FIORELLO FOR THEIR CHOCOLATE MOUSSE!”  My kind server comes over with two huge silver bowls.  First he scooped out two heaping spoonfuls of freshly whipped cream onto a clean plate.  Then with what looked like a shovel in the other silver bowl, shoveled slabs of homemade chocolate mousse out onto the plate as well.  Before even taking a bite I knew I was in for a treat! The presentation alone sold me.  Then I actually started eating and my mind was blown.  It was like chocolate velvet heaven this mousse.  It was very rich, but not overwhelming and dense yet light.  I wanted to savor each chocolate bite.   The whipped cream was the perfect accompaniment to balance the chocolate. Cafe Fiorello has been a staple restaurant on the Upper West Side on Manhattan.  Its location makes it the perfect pre or post Lincoln Center spot.  If you go definitely order this dessert!

Bomboloni at Robert


What is a delicious dessert to devour after brunch? Bomboloni of course!  Cinnamon dusted ricotta filled fritters or as some people may call them, gourmet mini donuts.  Robert restaurant near the Time Warner Center serves these delicious donuts high above 59th street with a view of Central Park.  Talk about a dessert with a view! Served on the side of these glorious little balls of fried dough were three sauces, chocolate, dulce de leche, and creme anglaise.  I enjoyed the dulce de leche the best! The bomboloni were served warm and very fresh.  The dusting of cinnamon and sugar made for the perfect after brunch dessert.  Head over to Robert for these little bombolini babies, you won’t regret it!