13 St. Marks Place New York, NY 10003
I recently had to visit a dessert place for a term paper I was working on for my Baking & Pastry Arts class. There were so many to choose from, but I ended up choosing Spot Dessert Bar, located in the heart of the East Village in the city.
Every time Will and I make an attempt to visit Spot Dessert Bar, it's always and I do mean always crowded. There's always a line out the door after 6PM. For our visit, we were smart to come on a Sunday afternoon and there was no line. We got seated.
I really enjoyed the rich and soothing scent of green tea lingering in the air. There was a nice, warm, cheerful, and cozy ambiance. So at Spot Dessert Bar, you can order the desserts a la carte, omakase also known as "The Ultimate Spot Experience"which costs $55.00 and it consists of six seasonal dessert tapas and one chef special, five tapas for $39.00, or three tapas for $23.00 which is a decent price.
Will and I opted for the three tapas special and this is what we ordered:
|Chocolate Green Tea Lava Cake|
The burst of the green tea ganache was warm, velvety, and had a slight bitterness as green tea should have. The green tea ice cream was light not as as thick as the green tea ganache. The presentation was stunning! I have absolutely no regrets with ordering this dessert.
|Eggnog Creme Brulee|
The last dessert we had was the Eggnog Creme Brulee, duo flavors of eggnog and Thai tea creme brulee. I ordered this because I was really interested in trying the Thai tea creme brulee. Unfortunately, I wasn't a huge fan of this dessert even though the presentation was unique and different. I didn't like this dessert because there was a lack of taste and flavor to it. It was very bland.
All in all, I really liked Spot Dessert Bar and so glad I finally got to try this place out! I am excited for my next trip here because I would love to try their other desserts and maybe even their beverages too.