The Corn & Blackberry Sundae at Maialino

I was devastated three years ago when Nancy Olson left Gramercy Tavern to move back to her native North Dakota.  She created some absolutely incredible desserts including my favorite ice cream treat of all time the Blueberry Corn Sundae.  I honestly thought that masterpiece was gone forever until I found a similar creation just last week at sister restaurant Maialino.

Blackberry takes the place of blueberry in this dessert with a rich mascarpone gelato drizzled with caramel sweet corn and blackberry compote then topped with a crispy popcorn cookie.  It's got that incredible sweet and savory balance I love so much and those fresh blackberries really showcase our fantastic New York State farms.  I split this dessert with friends on my birthday and then returned the very next day to have one all to myself :)

Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Avenue at 21st Street
New York, NY 10010