By grace.g.yang ยท November 3, 2007
Under: Cheap Eats,Desserts,East Village,Grace's Picks

On Friday night, I made a special trip to DessertTruck, a Mister Softee type van parked on 8th and University. DessertTruck was started by two friends – one a pastry sous chef from Le Cirque and the other an MBA student at Columbia:

We ordered two warm desserts: the molten chocolate cake and the Slow-Baked Apples & Cinnamon.

The molten chocolate cake came with a liquid ganache center, sea-salt, roasted pistachios, and a hint of olive oil:

Usually, I’m not a fan of mixing sweet with salty, but the sea salt paired SO well with the decadently sweet ganache and chocolate cake.

The slow-baked apples and cinnamon were also delicious:

Apples paired with cranberries, crisp puff pastry, streusel, and whipped cream. The sweetness of the apples was wonderfully offset by the tartness of the cranberries. The overall effect was very light and demonstrated that DessertTruck was just as good at doing lighter desserts as they were at producing the more decadent chocolately stuff.

The best part? The price; each dessert is only $5. AH!!!

PS – take a look at the logo; notice the RFG at the bottom? What does that stand for? My opinion: Really Fucking Good.

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Reader Comments

I had the same thought about the salty chocolate thing until I tried this sea salt peanut butter chocolate truffle from Vosges – a sorta glorified Reese’s – but really great!

Written By talida on November 4th, 2007 @ 8:20 am

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