Nestled alongside Gabriel Kreuther’s eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant sits a slightly less renowned but equally impressive display of culinary expertise. Kreuther’s pastry chef, Marc Aumont, has created a selection of chocolate as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious.
Overlooking Bryant Park, the establishment offers a wide range of sweets varying from individual chocolates, to cheesecakes and even gelato macaroon sandwiches. Flavors range from traditional mint and coffee varietals to more colorful and creative options like the bananas foster or roasted pineapple dulce de coconut. The tastes pop, and one can note the fresh ingredients within (the mint piece had freshly chopped mint leaves). The ambience is pleasant, complete with excellent customer service and plenty of open space. An enclave of copper-colored tables occupies one side for you to enjoy your sweets with a view of the street. While I was there, I got the chance to try their dark chocolate macaron sorbet sandwich; yes, it was as good as it sounds. Succulent and delicately crispy chocolate buns frame a rich hockey puck of dark chocolate sorbet in this sandwich dream come true. Not for the faint of heart, this dessert requires dedication, with an almost too-rich core of the best chocolate sorbet you’ve ever had. A glass-enclosed section on one side of the storefront displays their chocolate-making process in action and can be viewed from the street as well.
Written by Camron Intern, Fletcher Sherrod.