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Sugar Rush: Eccles Cakes at The John Dory Oyster Bar

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[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Part dessert and part cheese course, the Eccles Cake ($8) at John Dory comes hot with a side of sharp, crumbled Stilton. But it's the sweet stuff we focus on here, and this British pastry is no slouch. Outfitted in a topping of demerara sugar, the pastry shell is flaky and well-browned with plenty of butter. Some might deem it too dense or rich, but it's just right for the filling of sweet and boozy plump currants. Alternate bites with Silton that's all soft and melty from the heat of the cake. This might be the only place in NYC that offers a proper eccles cake, and it's a excellent one.

The John Dory Oyster Bar

1196 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 (map)
212-792-9000
thejohndory.com

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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