Everything you want to know about chocolate
We're starting off the week with a fine example of plain and simple Chocolate Cake ($6) done very well. The fact that it comes from the aptly named Chocolate Room in Brooklyn should be no surprise. It doesn't brag of being the best chocolate cake in the world, but it is nonetheless, a pretty incredible creation. Three layers of dark chocolate cake, consistently moist, with an even, delicate crumb. It's inconspicuously tender and soft, a melt-in-your mouth type of cake. Frosting is buttery and even darker than the cake itself, smooth and rich, though not overwhelming in the least. It comes closer to a ganache than a classic frosting and is layered over with a gentle hand—thin, gentle layers of perfect luxury.