Hi Miss Coco cupcake readers! So nice to meet you. If you don’t know me already, my name is Alexandra Machover aka @spurofthemoments. I am a hungry native New Yorker who lives in Williamsburg, Freelance Produces/Art Directs in Manhattan (currently at POPSUGAR–so fun), and have been blogging and Instagramming for quite some time now. This means that I eat….a LOT. Us food & lifestyle Instagrammers are constantly on the hunt for the best (and most beautiful) eats around.
After meeting the lovely Miss Coco at a rainbow pizza event, she asked me to write a guest blog post featuring my favorite dessert spots in New York City, which brings us all here–on the internet drooling over #foodporn.
So let’s get down to the bread and butter (or, the chocolate and waffle cones for that matter).
When Miss Coco asked me to feature my favorite dessert, I immediately knew I had to do something familiar, yet innovative. Something nostalgic, yet totally modern. That is why I went to Dinnertable in the East Village to feature their Adult Choco Taco.
Not only is the experience at Dinnertable one of the most exhilarating dining experiences in NYC (you have to ring a doorbell to enter this speakeasy restaurant), but their food is up to par.
After nomming on potato dumplings (which may or may not have been the most flavorful pillows I’ve ever put in my mouth), it was time to dive into the real reason I visited this hidden gem; the sacred Adult Choco Taco.
Upon seeing this familiarly shaped frozen treat, I was immediately brought back to the summer of ‘99, when I’d literally chase down an ice cream truck (or two) in order to sink my teeth into the most inventive dessert offered. Now that I’m 25 and have an actual developed flavor palette, I can appreciate this upgraded classic even more.
The waffle cone is perfectly crunchy and slightly sweet. The espresso gelato has a deep, rich flavor that surpasses artificial vanilla. And the chocolate shell with chopped hazelnuts is the ideal crunchy topping to initially sink one’s teeth into. The entire dessert experience is decadent, comforting, and best of all, fun.
This dessert is hands down my favorite dessert in NYC. Not only is it beautiful (hello #eeeeeats pics), but it’s damn delicious. Anyway, stop reading this blog post, and go check out Dinnertable for yourself. Tell them Alexandra sent you 😉
Freelance Produces/Art Directs in Manhattan