The Best Dessert in NYC {Eat, Play, See}

August 14th, 2013 § 2 comments

NO, I’m not talking about the cronut…

A few weeks ago, I had an out-of-this-world culinary experience over lunch at Rouge Tomate – an amazing, self-proclaimed ‘health-food’ restaurant on 60th and Madison, which offers brilliantly composed dishes that are a far cry from your typical ‘healthy’ restaurant.  The menu is prepared with a nutritionist’s input, making sure that optimal ratios of protein, carbohydrates, fruits, nuts and veggies are incorporated, and everything tastes far richer and heavenly than calorie counts may suggest.

My darling friend Bre is the restaurant’s Jr. Pastry Sous Chef, and while every aspect of the meal was fantastic, her desserts absolutely blew me away.  Her Frozen Strawberry Lemonade {pictured above} is gluten-free and dairy-free, but it’s so rich and delicious that you.would.never.believe.it.  The dessert features layers of strawberry, lemon curd {created with coconut oil instead of butter}, sweet basil granita and strawberry lemon meringue, and is topped off with crunchy, dehydrated strawberry cake crumbles. Guys: it’s phenomenal.

This is the culinary magician Bre herself – talented and gorgeous!

The rest of our meal was amazing, from cocktails…

To starters…

To the main course…

To more cocktails…

To the incredible miniature pies that Bre also created from scratch

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All in all, my experience at Rouge Tomate was pure bliss, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.  Be sure to go soon so you don’t miss Bre’s Strawberry Lemonade, but look out for fall — I can’t wait to see what she’ll come up with next.

Rouge Tomate
10 East 60th Street
(Between 5th and Madison)
New York, NY 10022
(646) 237-8977

xoxo loves!

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