- The Sea Grill
Rockefeller Center, 19 West 49th Street, 212-332-7610
At the top restaurants where they’re sually served, petits fours are often nothing more than a nuisance. Who wants to eat cookies or chocolate macaroons just after polishing off a four-course dinner with dessert and coffee? But chef Edward Brown has come up with a petit four you cannot refuse: a colorful painter’s palette of mini ice-cream cones presented on a stand. The cones are formed by a thin, crisp tuile; each one is crowned with a different homemade ice cream or sorbet, depending on the season. If you’re lucky (or perhaps running a sizable tab), mini banana popsicles coated in chocolate and dipped in pistachio along with a basket of freshly baked hazelnut madeleines come with it. .
Best Petit Fours
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).