Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Well, with the Treats Truck on a little bit of a vacay, we must still bring you delicious treat goodies from mobile bakeries, must we not? Not that we would ever desert the Treats Truck (or Wafels & Dinges for that matter). But with so many trucks hitting midtown, we must diversify.
Brownie and I have indeed hit up the Dessert Truck previously, in its downtown spot (it's directly in front of Weinstein Food Court, and scene of a failed Chick-Fil-A mission). She got the pavlova special, while I went with the chocolate bread pudding with bacon crème anglaise. Neither of us were truly impressed. My bread pudding could have been warmer, and the bacon crème anglaise could have tasted more bacony. But neither of us wrote it off because so many people have been impressed. I also brought the hazelnut bark home, knowing the hazelnut/chocolate combination is a favorite in the Blondie household. But no one really ate it. The general opinion was that the hazelnuts should be smaller and more throughout the bark, then one huge hazelnut every few bites with smooth chocolate in-between. Not that the chocolate was bad, it's Guittard, I'd bathe in it if I could. It just could have gone to another level.
Then the truck came to midtown, and we made an unholy alliance. I stand by observation that the mousse should have been airier; it resembled something between mousse and pudding. But if I was in the mood for a light chocolate, non-candy dessert, I'd consider getting the mousse.
The other day, I was in need of a midday dessert; with no Treats Truck, and not feeling the walk over to Wafels & Dinges, I walked up Park to the Dessert Truck. Since Brownie wasn't with me, I could get tree nuts, and I had had my eye on the goat cheese cheesecake. "Please, please Dessert Truck, make me happy." I've never had goat cheese cheesecake, so I don't have something to compare this against. The cake was good, not too sweet, a little dense, good texture. I loved the pistachio crisp and blackberries on top (different textures and the fruity, nutty taste worked well with the tarty, acidic taste of the goat cheese), but the rosemary caramel was way too sweet, enough to make me think it was rosemary honey. If I were to get this again, I would consider pouring out the rosemary caramel before eating.
I'm still hoping against hope that the molten chocolate cake works out when I finally have it, or I may not be able to justify buying their $5 desserts. Please Dessert Truck, make me happy!
Day location @ Park Ave / 51st St
Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 4PM
Night location @ St. Marks Place:
Monday - Sunday: 6PM until closing (about midnight)