Most of you who know me by now, I’m a huge sucker for desserts, especially anything chocolate-related. I dropped into La Maison du Chocolat during one of those dog days of summer on my lunch break and ordered the Caracas frappe.
As you can tell, this (large) baby just screams decadence. What makes this frappe so delicious is their rich, dark chocolate Caracas ice cream, then gild the lily topping it with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Then to add on more chocolate into your system, they add a tablet of chocolate on the side. ZOMG…I thought I was about to have a major sugar rush and my stomach’s screaming “No more…!”
But I can’t help the fact that I wholeheartedly love their macarons (it’s the closest to Pierre Herme), I had to get a few. The flavors available that day were raspberry, coffee, and caramel. All were spot-on with the textures – a thin, crackly exterior with a slightly chewy, moist crumb. My personal favorite in terms of flavor was the caramel due to the nice salty punch with the burnt sugar flavor.
After consuming all of that, I decided to walk around Midtown before I went back to my office.
A few days later (on the same week), I went downtown to Odeon, specifically trying out their ice cream from their ice cream cart and ordered a cup of strawberries n’ cream. To keep this succinct, I was really disappointed. I kicked myself wondering why I trekked all they down from the Upper East Side for something this bad. It’s icy and I didn’t really taste that much strawberry despite seeing a ton of flecks in that scoop.
La Maison du Chocolat
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Odeon Ice Cream Cart
145 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013