As I plow through the perpetual blizzard of new eateries, I’ve discovered many a dish that aught be devoured immediately. Thus, I’m officially kicking off my newly inducted weekly edition of “Dish of the Week”, or in this particular case…dessert.
Seeing that summer’s in full and much of the New York dining set have, for better or worse, made the Hamptons their weekend escape, I’ve sifted through the lot and happened upon a dessert so divinely dreamy it’s just wrong. That’s right…dreamy. While the parking lot mayhem at dining fixture Nick & Toni’s may compel you to continue farther East to The Clam Bar in Amangansett (a worthwhile & laid back alternative), the peach & walnut tarte is inarguably worth clamoring for a parking spot. As we sunk our spoons into the gooey depths of this blissfully warm nibble of summer, silence fell over our table. A dense, flaky pastry shell was the perfect platform for a mess of supple chunks of fresh peaches & crunchy bits of walnut, all topped with a intense nectarine ice cream. But pastry chef Molly Harding didn’t stop there. Oh no, she went beyond the call of duty, drizzling the already toothsome creation with caramel sauce. While dinner at Nick & Toni’s is anything but a bargain (an appetizer of sheep’s milk ricotta, speck & honey goes for $18), the nearly transporting whisper of this $12 sweet nothing seems like a bargain.
Address: 136 North Main St., East Hampton
Weekly Hamptons Fix: The Beach
Until we eat again,
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