Lovers & Rags

Gateau au Chocolat

Posted in Food by Michelle on November 22, 2009

It started with looking through the instant play movies that were available on Netflix. Chocolat with Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche was on the front page. Ummm…. yes. I’ll see it again!

I googled ‘Chocolat,’ and I found this:

Gateau au Chocolat (Via Fashion and Music Galore)

Next I found a pic of this:

Gateau Mousse au Chocolat (Via Recettes du Quebec)

OMG. I just need a full weekend off so I can *try* to make these. And then devour them!



Where the Wild Things Are Cake

Posted in Art, Food by Michelle on November 18, 2009

This is a really cool cake, check it out at Coco Cake Cupcakes.

I really love how the piping for his hair isn’t all one color. It makes the cake look way more interesting. I also love the cute ribbon at the bottom. I wish I could make stuff like this!


Oh, for the Love of Peach Cobbler!

Posted in Food by Michelle on November 17, 2009

To continue with yesterday’s post…. I need to talk about the elusive Peach Cobbler. My obsession started earlier this year when I went down to FL with the BF for a family thing…. on a cruise…. where you can get two of anything!

Every night we had a prix fixe style dinner. That first night I had peach cobbler… I had two. I thought that they’d have it again later during the week. Alas! Noooo! They did not.

I came back to NYC with a craving for Peach Cobbler. I don’t need to tell you twice.. I haven’t eaten a peach cobbler since that cruise. #1: because I can’t find it. #2: it needs to be awesome and preferably a large enough portion for satisfaction to set in.

Right now, I have some ideas. And so the search goes on….. Here is a listing of some restaurants serving Peach Cobbler.

1. Walter Foods, 253 Grand Ave (Williamsburg) – (site) Just look at that picture…. oh, goodness.


Strictly Desserts

Posted in Food by Michelle on November 16, 2009

Dessert Places I want to try very soon, in random order!

1. Chikalicious Dessert Bar, 203 E. 10th St. (Near St. Mark’s) – Dessert Pre Fixe for $14 (+$7 for dessert wine pairing).

2. Chikalicious Dessert Club, 204 E. 10th St. (Across from Dessert Bar) – Get some gooey goodness on the go. Cheescake in a cup for $4.25? Check out this article from Serious Eats NY for the lowdown.

Chikalicious Dessert Club Cupcakes

Affogato with soft-serve ice cream, decaf espresso, and chocolate pearls!