[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

The "Smores" ($8) at Recette should be taken in loose, playful terms. Chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers are all present, but in surprising forms. There's a giant streak of marshmallow spread across the dish that's torched. It's toasty at the surface and plush fluff all the way though. Then there's the housemade graham cracker ice cream, a quenelle atop warm hot chocolate ganache. And who needs a spoon when you've got that crisp cocoa nib tuile?


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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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