CT Eats: Yummy Garden Part II
After months of sorrowful separation, Shagun and I ventured back to Yummy Garden for another taste of glory. This time for the hot pot, as promised. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the hot pot experience is essentially cooking your own food in boiling broth at your table.
CT Eats: Pittsford Farms Dairy provides pastry perfection
The mousse had a light tangy raspberry flavor that paired perfectly with the sweeter white chocolate glaze. The texture was a technical dream: beautifully aerated and fluffy. The layer of cake, the foundation for this pastry, was luxuriously light and marvelously moist. A perfect parcel of pastry.
CT Eats: The Cocoa Crawl 2K19
The flavor was pure chocolate, none of that sugary Swiss Miss fake chocolate flavoring — just deep, rich ganache. The airy sweetness was paired with notes of a dark chocolate bitterness. To top it off (literally), the fresh homemade whipped cream had a lovely vanilla flavor and the proper richness to stand up to the chocolate.
CT Eats: Equal Grounds Coffee House, the perfect Rochester café
Last semester, I was on a short-lived quest to find the perfect cozy Rochester café. After Founders Café totally missed that mark, I moved on, but I’m happy that I resurrected the mission. Cake with sugar, chai with spice, and everything nice over at Equal Grounds Coffee House.
CT Eats: The Old Toad has British warmth for the Rochester cold
Pub food isn’t about complexity or culinary perfection. It’s about some good old-fashioned comfort. And The Old Toad definitely comforted me and my soul on one of those -14 wind chill days when I question why on Earth I decided to move further upstate for school.
CT Eats: Founders Cafe nice but not impressive
While there is a gorgeous, bright mural on one of the walls, the overall atmosphere and décor did not lend themselves to that really comfortable vibe I was searching for. The food also seemed to follow this theme of “nice, but not too impressive.”