Sugar Rush: Zucchini Bread at Locanda Verde

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It's the pine nuts that set Karen DeMasco's Zucchini Bread ($3.75) apart from the rest. Toasty and tender, an unexpectedly generous portion, the pine nuts practically melt into the thick, hearty slices at Locanda Verde. This zucchini bread has been on the pastry menu since the opening of the restaurant, and let's hope it stays that way. The crunchy sugar topping, delicate and sweet with notes of cinnamon, cracks apart to reveal the moist, rich cake, the summer green of fresh zucchini visible in every bite. Is there a better zucchini bread in town? I haven't found one!

Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich Street, New York NY 10013 (map) 212-925-3797
locandaverdenyc.com