Thinking of passing on dessert?
If, that is, you’re dining at the quaintishly hip West Village bistro Boughalem (read: cool enough to be seen at, quiet enough to have a conversation), where abstinence is not an option. Whether you opt to dive in for the hard-to-pass-up selection of desserts (like upside-down chocolate cake, sweet risotto cake with fresh strawberries, chocolate creme brulee), the-eager-to-please French staff brings out the most ridiculously decadent little cup of (what to call it? A warm chocolate swish? A cocoa-digestif?) a mixture of Valhrona chocolate, creme fraiche, and Grand Marnier — gratis.
To put it simply: It’s insane.
And no matter what freak diet you’re on, you’d be insane not to have some.
After all, what else in New York this rich is free? (And, for the next week, DailyCandy subscribers get 10 percent off the rest of the damage done.)
Boughalem, 14 Bedford Street, at Downing Street (212-414-4764).