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Sugar Rush: Olive Oil-Grapefruit Cake at Bouchon Bakery Café

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[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

We love the sweets at Bouchon Bakery, but today we're bypassing the bakery and heading straight to the sit-down Café. Here the Chocolate Soufflé and Profiteroles are classics, but new to the menu is an Olive Oil-Grapefruit Cake ($8.95). The cake is borderline savory, scented with rosemary and layered with housemade grapefruit curd. It is equal parts lush curd and moist cake all topped with gently torched meringue. On the side comes a quenelle of grapefruit sorbet and toasted pine nut crumble. It's yet another wonder to add to our list of crave-worthy olive oil cakes.

Bouchon Bakery Café

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019 (map)
212-823-9366
bouchonbakery.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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