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Prima has just two desserts on the dinner menu, both equally simple and beautifully executed. The first is the Mille-Feuille; the second is this Chocolate Mousse ($9).
Mille-Feuille à la minute? Yes, please! At Prima, the Mille-Feuille ($9) is assembled to order. It's the highlight of the dessert menu, and quite a sight, with chubby round pipes of vanilla bean pastry cream in the bottom layer and the lightest whipped chantilly at the top. Pastry cream and chantilly are separated with flaky, butter-rich puff pastry and a bright drizzle of thinned strawberry jam. You'll make a mess: puffy pastry will fly alongside confectioners sugar on that first bite. But goodness, this is worth it.
There are any number of slim East Village spaces billing themselves as equal food and drink destinations—but few with such names behind them as Prima, open to the public this week.