Petiteseour and I decided to save room for dessert by basically making it dinner. Armed with a Daily Candy deal of two-for-one desserts, we hit the newly opened Spot Dessert Bar within days of its opening. Well-pedigreed pastry chef and owner Pinchet Ong himself was there mixing up cupcake batter, making homemade raspberry drinks, and showing the staff how to plate up beautiful desserts.
Petiteseour had ambitiously thought we should each take advantage of the deal, and get 2 desserts a piece, but I wisely convinced her to go for 2 desserts and 2 cookies.
We chose two of the more Asian-fused creations -- persimmons on fragrant jasmine rice pudding, with passion fruit foam, mascarpone, pistachios, white chocolate shavings, and caramelized tuile crisps; and white miso semifreddo with olive oil cake, macerated raspberries, and crumbly walnut "sand."
The white miso semifreddo was good. If you took a little piece of each element together in one bite, it all worked together. The raspberries were delicious. On the other hand, the persimmon rice pudding was a revelation in flavor with each bite - you tasted something new with each spoonful. We both absolutely LOVED it - I'm craving it as I type this...
Finally we finished with a super thick peanut butter cookie with a nice sprinkle of sea salt on top, and a pretty pink and white frosted green tea shortbread. Petiteseour also grabbed a couple of cookies for the road -- Chinese walnut and ginger oatmeal.
I think this place will definitely earn a spot on our regular girls day rounds.
Spot Dessert Bar
13 St. Marks Place, New York NY 10003