Room 4 Dessert

Sweet Spot

Dessert Bar Opens Next to La Esquina

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Flowers can sometimes do the trick, as can some smooth VIP treatment at your drinking destination. But there is really no more surefire way to a woman's heart than with killer molten chocolate cake.

Chef Will Goldfarb is here to help with Room 4 Dessert, the literally-named sweet spot opening tomorrow night in a tucked-away location across the street from La Esquina. The discreet frosted glass front reveals a long, narrow space (seating only 28), with a long bar serving up creative desserts paired with a great wine and champagne list.

With training from Spain's El Bulli, world-famous for its outrageous experimental food labs (with creations like "flavored gases" inhaled before ingestion), Goldfarb creates unique tastings in never-before-seen dessert forms. The Voyage to India, with a crisp made from cocoa butter, and mango in the form of caviar, is likely to get her going; as will the Apple In Various States which includes an apple slice steamed and served in clear stapled cellophane (who knew eating out of stapled cellophane could taste so good); and the unforgettable Infance which includes handspun cotton candy served gourmet-style.

Goldfarb, like a good bartender, is friendly and easygoing as he and his team whip up the goods right in front of you. The ambiance is fun and sexy—perfect for a creative first date alternative to a regular bar, or a sure-bet post-dinner destination for your woman with the sweet tooth.

And a woman's brain supposedly responds to chocolate much like it responds to that other pleasure...audibly.

Vitals

Room 4 Dessert
17 Cleveland Pl
(between Spring and Kenmare)
NoLita
New York, NY 10012
212-941-5405

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