New to the prix-fixe menu at the ChikaLicious Dessert Bar is a Pumpkin Mousse and Pecan Shortbread Napoleon. Paired with an orange-sorbet quenelle and caramel syrup, it's the lightest pumpkin dessert we've encountered all season. Where other pumpkin desserts satisfy one's cravings for cozy fall flavors, this dessert instead embodies a more Japanese aesthetic—subtle, clean, and miniscule in portion. The shortbread is more crispy than buttery and the mousse more fluffy than creamy, but with the tart sorbet, these elements make for a delicate departure from our usual treats. A daily amuse (caramel gelee and pear sorbet on our visit) and a trio of petit fours mark the beginning and end to this dainty dessert tasting.
ChikaLicious Dessert Bar
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