Sugar Rush

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Sugar Rush: Torrone from Alto

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20090424-sugarrush2.jpgAt Alto, the bombolonis were swell, piping hot with a tangy lemon custard literally exploding with each bite and the crust on the muscovado shortbread proved as addictive as the orange scented cheesecake itself. But the torrone? Unforgettable!

Picture this, a hazelnut cake base, just under a half-inch in height, more nutty than cakey—just perfect in my books. Then, a tall cylinder of Piemontese nougat semifreddo, ridiculously light and barely sweetened, a perfect pairing to the warm dark chocolate sauce poured tableside, slowly. Remember the childhood favorite, Magic Shell? Think along those lines, only this was about a bazillion times more delicious. Think Magic Crack.

Alto

520 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10022 (map)
212-308-1099
altorestaurant.com

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