It had been a lovely Fall Day in New York City.
A day to go to the Guggenheim Museum and loose oneself in its spiral and art, then sip a cup of fine tea and savor a refined treat. So on such a day, what a perfect encounter was Cafe Sabarsky.
This Viennese Cafe serves authentic desserts and savory dishes in a gemuetlich atmosphere. Being a soup lover, I quickly spotted the Cafe's Chestnut Soup on the menu.
This soup turned out to have a delicious sweetness to it, thanks to prunes, that was however, not overbearing. I could also discern delicate mushrooms, and certainly the smoothness of cream, but the exact nature (an alcohol of some sort for sure) of other flavors eluded my taste buds, so I focused on just enjoying the experience :-). Those flavors were however beautifully balanced and I had to guard against several vultures hovering around my order... Those vultures were satisfied with the "Topfentorte", a light cheesecake topped with seasonal fruits...
and the "Feuilletine", a hazelnut treasure box of velvety chocolate mousse...
By the way:
- Curiosity led me to this recipe in NY Magazine online http://nymag.com/restaurants/articles/recipes/chestnutsouptruffles.htm, and a Google search will show that many on the blogosphere have raved about this soup!
- Cafe Sabarsky is located in the Neue Gallery, on 86th St & 5th Avenue
- The soup is gluten-free.