A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 06, 2005
Manhattan Truffle (Tartufo)
"Manhattan Truffle" has appeared on the dessert menus of a few restaurants. It sure looks and sounds like a "tartufo" to me.

Why is this dessert called "Manhattan Truffle"? Because Manhattan has lots of Italian restaurants? Because it was popular at Ferrara (since 1892) in Little Italy?

Manhattan Truffles
Vanilla and chocolate ice cream highlighted with chopped almonds and cherries, dipped in dark chocolate.

Tartufo (Manhattan Truffle)

Vanilla and chocolate ice cream blended with sliced Marachino cherries and almonds dipped in dark chocolate and topped with milk chocolate drizzle.

Manhattan Truffle
Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream with chopped Almond and Cherries covered in Dark Chocolate

Manhattan Truffle · 2.00

MANHATTAN TRUFFLE - Vanilla and chocolate ice cream blended with maraschino cherries and almonds wrapped in dark chocolate with an Amaretto raspberry sauce

Manhattan Truffle

29 November 1989, New York TImes, pg. C6:
Ribbon and lace wrap the tin of lush Manhattan truffles shown in the center; $23 for half a pound of bite-size morsels from Washington Street Cafe Caterers.

Posted by Barry Popik
Food/Drink • (0) Comments • Friday, May 06, 2005 • Permalink