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January 13, 2006
From journal A Striking Day in New York City
August 1, 2002
We were seated after a short wait. You can order at the counter for a reduced price, and take some with you, too. We selected Pistachio gelati ($4.25), made in the traditional style with a frozen vanilla milk sauce base, thickened with eggs. Many gelati fans feel this lack of heavy cream is what allows the true flavors to come through more than regular ice cream. Pistachio is the one I choose everywhere, and this had the best, true (not almond) nut flavor and chopped toasted nuts. Gelati is served here with a traditional butter "cats toungue" cookie. Vanilla came in a kids' size, anything but plain.
The "napolean" pastry ($4.25) is the Italian kind, with sponge cake instead of puff pastry layers. It was light and delicious with a not-too-sweet fondant on top, one layer of crispy pastry, and soaked with a light almond flavor syrup. Baby cream puffs are tender with a sweet real whipped cream filling and dipped in a semi-sweet chocolate. At least 100 different items are in the case.
My husband and I were served the two best espressos (Lavazza) we have ever encountered ($2.15), strong yet smooth with perfect crema.
After 120 years in business, Ferrara is still putting out great products. Thick as it is with tourists, they've managed to go national without selling out. The cafe next door has food. Whatever. It's not for nothing the desserts tour the country and the spagetti stays in the kitchen.
From journal 8 Days Exploring NYC
Santa Monica, California
October 23, 2000
From journal Manhattan Sweet Tooth
by Maria F.
July 30, 2000
From journal My Favorite Things in a New York Weekend