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Ice Cream and Sweets for Easter

Photo: Three Tarts.

By Laura B. Weiss
Author of Ice Cream: A Global History 

It’s almost Easter which means it’s spring, which means it’s time for Easter-themed ice cream treats, and for sweets like chocolate bunnies.

What could be more Easter-like than Easter egg ice cream? To make them, you’ll need recipes for milk chocolate and white chocolate ice cream.

Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

White Chocolate Ice Cream

If you’re in New York, hop on over to Three Tart’s bakery to buy chocolate Easter bunnies and gorgeous spring petits fours. They can also be ordered online.

Happy Easter to all!

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Easter: Chocolate Bunnies and Marshmallow Chicks at Three Tarts

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OK, these adorable Easter candies weren’t created on the Upper West Side.  They come from Three Tarts, an outstanding bakery in Chelsea, which, after all, could be considered the Lower West Side. In this charming shop overseen by two former designers, you’ll find their individually crafted Easter marshmallow chicks or “peeps,” $18 for six pairs, not to mention marshmallow bunny heads. A box of four goes for $14.

Of course, no Easter basket would be complete without chocolate Easter bunnies—medium $14, large $20, or extra large $26, in dark or milk.

For those who don’t want to schlep downtown, some of these items are available online, while others are sold at the store.

Three Tarts
164 Ninth Ave. at 20th St.
212 462 4392

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Easter Menus Abound at NYC Restaurants

If you’d like to spend Easter Sunday hunting for Easter eggs or strolling down Fifth Avenue decked out in your finest, then dining out may be preferable to slaving over a hot stove at home.

Open Table has compiled a list of restaurants with Easter menus.

On the Upper West Side, the eateries include Rosa Mexicano, Amsterdam Restaurant and Tapas Bar, Cafe du Soleil, Cesca, and Eighty-one (see below).

Here’s what’s offered at several places around town:

BLT Market
1430 Avenue of the Americas
212-521-6125
$95 Three-course Easter Prix-Fixe served Sunday, April 12, 11AM–5PM
($55 for children)

Menu includes:  Peas & Rock Shrimp Risotto with Coach Farm Goat Cheese and a Baked Gruyére Cheese Popover with Berkshire Ham, Creamed Spinach and Farm Eggs.

Chanterelle
2 Harrison Street
212-966-6960

Will extend their hours for Easter on Sunday, April 12th, and will be open from 3pm – 10pm.

Menu includes:  Rack of Lamb in Cumin Salt Crust, Ravioli of Spring Greens with Tomato Butter, surprise holiday entrée for both the tasting and a la carte menus, and  complimentary house-made chocolate ganache Easter eggs.   

eighty one
45 West 81st Street
212-873-8181
www.81nyc.com
$48 Three-course Easter Prix-Fixe served Sunday, April 12, 12PM–8PM
($30 prix-fixe for children under 10)

Menu includes:  New Bedford Sea Scallop a la Plancha with grapefruit, chiles, organic Satur Farm carrots and mâche; Lamb Rack with piquillo peppers, dried apricot, almonds and olive oil crushed potatoes (supp. $8); Potato Gnocchi with Parmesan cheese, morel mushrooms, spring garlic; and Warm Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with cinnamon-caramel ice cream.



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