This Plant Is Actually an Edible Dessert and Gardeners Will Love It
Food| | By Jason Owen
Well, dinner is over and you’re wondering what’s on tap for dessert. If you’re lucky enough to live in New York City (and you’re somewhat of a green thumb like we are), then you’re going to really love this sweet idea.
Spot Dessert Bar in lower Manhattan’s famed SoHo area offers The Harvest, a dessert that at first glance might leave you feeling less enthusiastic about your menu choice, but you’ll soon discover the root of this dessert will have your taste buds begging for more.
The Harvest is made up of layers of berries, soft cheesecake, meringue kisses, raspberry sorbet, and black rose milk tea according to the dessert bar’s website.
Serious Eats provides an in-depth look at the process of eating The Harvest, which isn’t simply just diggin’ in, but involves removing the mint stem before upturning the entire pot over a swirl of raspberry mousse.
From Serious Eats:
“The plate contains a small porcelain decanter, a swirl of raspberry foam and a quenelle of dark red raspberry sorbet. After removing the mint stalk with a pair of wooden tongs, the server “un-pots” the plant by turning it upside down over the raspberry swirl.
“The dark brown cocoa cookie crumble makes a neat circle around the red berry shortcake that’s been revealed from inside the pot. The black rose tea-flavored anglaise sauce is poured–from a great height for dramatic effect—over the cake. The complete plated dessert looks a bit like a miniature pink volcano with white lava running out of it.”
They had me at sorbet, but I’ll stick around for the cheesecake and the cocoa cookie crumble. “The Harvest” was introduced last summer, but fans are still flocking to the little St. Mark’s Street eatery in droves for this and the other fine desserts the establishment offers. Get thee to Spot, ASAP.