Sugar Rush: Coupe Glacées from Epicerie Boulud

Sugar Rush

Your daily dose of something sweet.


[Photograph: Niko Triantafillou]

Sometimes in life it's nice to have someone make the important decisions for you, like choosing the toppings for your ice cream or gelato. Épicerie Boulud does just that with four seasonal Coupe Glacées ($7.95). Half sundae and half parfait, each one is thoughtfully composed by pastry chef Ghaya Oliveira.

The "Good for you" has yogurt, raspberry sorbet, honey seed granola, and raspberry sauce. There's also the "Summer of love" with rose and marzipan gelato and pistachio crumble. These sounded fine but I went with the "Choco-holic," an all-chocolate mix of chocolate gelato, chocolate chip biscuit, chocolate crumble, and salted caramel.

Épicerie Boulud's chocolate gelato is plenty rich, although not too dark. The wafer-like chocolate biscuit is light and airy and when coupled with the chocolate crumble, these two components provide a one-two punch of crunchy textures. The salted caramel sauce is less sweet than expected and provides some relief against all the sugar-based components.

Épicerie Boulud

1900 Broadway New York, NY 10023 (map) 212-595-0303