Next stop? Frankies 457: Brooklyn, an aromatic eatery with delicious homemade favorites and a great view of the outdoor patio with vines cascading the brick walls. We started with Cremini Mushroom & Truffle Oil Crostinis (omg). Ruth followed this with mouthwatering Sweet Potato & Sage Ravioli in Parmesan Broth, while I went with the House-Made Gnocchi Marinara & Fresh Ricotta. Unreal!
For dessert? The Chocolate Room Brooklyn down the street. I mean, with a name like that, I don't really need to say more, do I? To go alongside my thick, foamy chai latte, I gave the waitor freedom to surprise me with 4 chocolates from the Chocolate Confections Sampler (your choice of Fritz’s confections by the piece).
My favorites? The "Jacqueline" on the left (White chocolate ganache with Grand Marnier-notice the great imprint) and the "Hannah" on the right (burnt chocolate, filled with a creamy caramel & topped with Hawaiin sea salt). I was sooo dying over the Hannah chocolates, I took a package to go. Somehow, two are already missing!!
Photos: Robin West