I just came out of lunch from The Dutch on Sullivan Street (amazing oysters,delicious food, book it now), searching for a new dessert adventure, when I found Xocolatti. Inspecting their fabulously chic chocolate boutique, I read through descriptions of their artisanal truffles and slates with exotic names like Malagasy, Gianduja, and Mixed Nut Saffron Chikki, and was happy to discover a new chocolate gastronomy. But instead of picking up a Sake truffle or a Mango Paprika chocolate slate, I opted for an ingredient pairing as romantic and familiar as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet:
A sprinkle of rustic green and metallic red covering a milky white chocolate, the Rose Hip Pistachio Chocolate looked beautiful, provincial and inviting. Founded on a layer of dark chocolate, the flavor was a bittersweet bouquet with a melange of butter and swooning rose. The refreshing aftertaste lingered long after the chocolate mellowed and disappeared, imploring for more.
172 Prince St (between Thompson St & Sullivan St)
Hours: Mon-Thu 12 pm – 8 pm, Fri-Sat 12 pm – 9.30 pm, Sun 12 pm – 6 pm
Phone: (212) 256-0332
Nearest Subway: Spring St (A, C, E), Houston St (1, 2), Prince St (N, R)