Monday, December 8, 2014

Finally, a successful attempt at Spot Dessert Bar!

Spot Dessert Bar
13 St. Marks Place New York, NY 10003
212.677.5670

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:

Tokyo Camembert
We started off with the Tokyo Camembert, a Japanese cheesecake that's light and fluffy served with fresh cranberry, poached pear and preserves. I didn't think this dessert was extraordinary. It was very plain and simple. The cheesecake felt very dense compared to the ones I've had before.


Chocolate Green Tea Lava Cake
The second dessert we had was by far one of the best dessert I've had so far - Chocolate Green Tea Lava Cake. It's a warm and moist, dark chocolate cake filled with green tea ganache and green tea ice cream on the side. I was really excited to try this because it's everyone's favorite and a bestseller. This dessert didn't disappoint at all.

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.

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