Snow Clouds are made but twice a year, maybe three times if you're lucky, at the gallery of La Boîte à Biscuits on 11th Avenue. These tiny wonders are a creation by chef/owner Lior Lev Sercarz. It's the only biscuit in his collection that is repeated year after year, due to requests by regular customers.
Dusted in a flurry of powdered sugar, each rounded biscuit, flaky and light, harbors an interior of soft, ripe dates. Quite literally melt-in-your mouth, it doesn't even require a bite. It's rich with a proprietary blend of nuts and spices and just barely sweet. One biscuit is far from enough; you could easily devour this whole jar in a sitting. Don't forget a hot cup of tea on the side. The $25 price tag is an indulgence, but for the quality and taste alone, worth every penny. Call ahead to confirm availability before you go, Snow Clouds are made in limited quantities.