Monday, December 12, 2011

Spot Dessert Bar

13 Saint Marks Place, New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-5670

There are quite a few places that are open till late in the night on St. Marks Place in New York on a Sunday night. Some are open till the wee hours of the morning and some seem always closed. It is surely an odd collection of shops and vendors but then this is typical New York. This time we had made it a point to visit this dessert place that I read about. It claimed to be "Saving the Planet One Dessert At A Time!"

Excitedly we reached there and found that the Spot Dessert Bar was a flight steps below the main street level and with a long queue of people on the steps and inside the shop as well. It seemed as if we would have to wait for long. As the line moved down and inside, I saw the cup cakes and macroons on display. All were very nicely lined and looked enticing.

Soon we were ushered to our table. Of course, the kids had already decided to try the Green Tea cup cakes. Green being their current favorite color and at this bar it seemed to be the speciality. As we glanced around to see what all others were having, it appeared that the Green Tea Lava was a hit too.

This was Green Tea - White Chocolate Ganache with Green Tea ice cream. It tasted very nice and sweet. With a good combination of the chocolate this dessert seemed like a full meal. I was not a fan of the wafer served with it, but then again it was a variation of the missing ice cream cone here. Definitely the plating of all the desserts except the cup cakes was a delight to look at. Each of these "Dessert Tapas" was served with neatness and finesse. The servings here are a good size.

The other dessert that seemed popular was the Thai Tea Creme Brulee served with a Jasmine rice wafer and hot Thai tea in a quaint tiny tea pot. The creme brulee was mild, not too sweet and the tea was a pairing that I have not tried in the past.

We did have coffee to go along with the desserts but that is not what this place is sought after for. It is the green tea and other flavor cup cakes, macroons, the 'dessert tapas' and the ice creams. Next time around on a hot afternoon, I will like to try the macroons and the "bubble tea" as well.