Sugar Rush: Grapefruit Givré at Boulud Sud


[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Dessert is my favorite part of meals at Boulud Sud. Sweets by pastry chef Ghaya Oliveira are always whimsical and light, but still confident in flavor. As an example, meet the Grapefruit Givré ($14), a menu classic that starts with a whole grapefruit that’s completely hollowed and lined with housemade grapefruit sorbet. It’s then filled with a mix fresh grapefruit segments and grapefruit jam and topped with white sesame foam. Above all that goes tiny, glossy cubes of rose lukom (Turkish delight) and halva crumbles. It’s then sealed with a caramelized tuile and puffy crown of shredded halva “hair.” How do you eat it? Crack the tuile and sink right in!

Boulud Sud

20 West 64th Street, New York, NY 10023 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai’i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.