I usually eat my sweets around 3pm, but four new dessert bars scheduled to open at the end of April may encourage me to wait until after dinner. Three are from trendy, famous pastry chefs and one is by an unknown proprietor who is dedicated to chocolate. I admire them all, and always applaud the addition of a dessert venue to NYC. It’s worth noting many of the dishes found at these new establishments will barely resemble “dessert.” Expect a lot of foam, unusual textures and savory ingredients. I may end up spending most of my time at the chocolate place, but I’ll give the others a try.
By May, you can visit:
Pastry Chef/Owner: Sam Mason (ex WD-50)
Features savory/sweet experimental-style desserts. Large, 2 story, 3700 sq. ft. space, reportedly closing around 3 am.
Scheduled to open: Soon?
525 Broome Street (between Thompson and Sullivan)
New York, NY 10013
Pastry Chef/Owner: Pichet Ong (ex Spice Market)
Features Asian-style desserts. Small, 800 sq. ft. venue.
Scheduled to open: April 20, 2007
150 W. 10th St. (near Waverly Place)
New York, NY 10014
Pastry Chef/Owner: Jehangir Mehta (ex Aix)
Features unusual flavor combinations, possibly Indian inspired.
Scheduled to open: May 2007
224 E. 10th St. (between 1st and 2nd)
New York, NY 10003