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.”
CT Eats: SEA Restaurant makes waves with good Vietnamese food
The egg rolls, reminded me more of spring rolls: smaller, with a thinner and crispier exterior. I love when you can tell that something is fresh, piping hot, and directly out of the fryer, and this was definitely one of those cases.