Thursday, December 15, 2005

LATIN LOVER. Pictured is Latin Lover, a confection served at GFRAP restaurant Asia de Cuba, (237 Madison Ave. near 37th Street; 212-726-7755). The dessert is sculpted as a bifurcated Valentine's heart (one side is a flourless chocolate mousse cake; the other is a coffee anglaise) pierced by a shard of white chocolate, bleeding an intense strawberry sauce. The spiraling curlicue (which contains the coffee anglaise) is a chocolate sauce. I'm assured it's gluten-free.

Asia de Cuba serves festive, family-style Asian-Latino cuisine. GF and vegetarian menus are available. Prepare to share...and make use of your credit card, too, as it's not cheap. (There may be a $25 minimum per patron.)

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