Lucky for you both, we've taken the liberty of assembling the short list of restaurants that kill these two cravings with one dish. You can thank us later.
RESTAURANT: Nobu, 105 Hudson, 212-219-0500
THE DESSERT: Sapporo Parfait
THE MIX: Yes, chocolate and beer go together like espresso and vodka. Dig into Sapporo beer ice cream served with bittersweet chocolate sauce and almond praline.
RESTAURANT: Café Boulud, 20 E. 76th St, 212-772-2600
THE DESSERT: Cherry Beer Ice Cream
THE MIX: She'll love the roasted cherries it's served over, you'll enjoy the ice cream made with Kriek cherry beer—or at least enjoy watching her eat all those cherries.
RESTAURANT: Room 4 Dessert, 17 Cleveland Pl, 212-941-5405
THE DESSERT: Beer Sorbet
THE MIX: Made with white beer and grapefruit, the sorbet actually looks like a meringue, and gives you the sensation of eating the head of a beer. Which, come on, is totally a better sensation than drinking the beer.
RESTAURANT: Compass, 208 W. 70th St, 212-875-8600
THE DESSERT: Guinness Ice Cream
THE MIX: Trick her into getting that crispy chocolate cake with marinated prunes—she'll never see that intense scoop of Guinness coming. Here's to summer—as if we needed another excuse for beer.