In no particular order.
The Park Avenue chocolate cube, from Park Avenue Winter, when I pretended to be a lady who lunches and made the most of a Monday off from work coinciding with Restaurant Week. Our table of four highly qualified diners got five desserts - this was the one for sharing. I'm not entirely sure what it consisted of, aside from a week's worth of chocolate intake and a very impressive little slide.
An aerial view of The Cube. Not pictured: the sticky toffee pudding I greedily gobbled down, no sharing.
A Ladies' Appreciation Day for the books, culminating in Gramercy Tavern's: Chocolate Cream Pie for Two (says the menu, we didn't dare disagree), Sesame Brittle, Bourbon Cream and Blood Orange Frozen Yogurt. Literally all of those things are in my Absolutely, Yes column.
Sorry for the sub-par quality of the photo; not sorry for the decision to have pancakes for dinner. February is Pancake Month at Clinton Street Baking Company and it is A Thing, and these pancakes - pistachio frangipane with burgundy cherries and roasted, crushed pistachios - were maybe the only thing worth venturing out into that bitter, bitter cold (ok, and the company too, but the pancakes were a real draw).
All the Peter Pan Bakery donuts.
The beautiful, ombre purple and rainbow sprinkle birthday cake Vivian surprised me with last year. The pictures don't do it justice, and also, it was delicious.
Seriously, so impressed. And also, the buttery goodness!
The Secret Breakfast ice cream at Humphrey Slocombe's (yes, in San Francisco). There's so much bourbon in it that it's too melty to be served in a cone, which is why my ice cream was served in a bowl and wearing a hat.
One time I made half a birthday cake. It was whole-good.
1) I maybe take too many pictures of foods.
2) I have a sweet tooth. Enjoy this sweet start to the week (and it's ok to have dessert with lunch. It's Monday).
*An incomplete list.