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?

http://douglassales.com/ferrara.htm
Manhattan Truffles
Vanilla and chocolate ice cream highlighted with chopped almonds and cherries, dipped in dark chocolate.

http://www.charlsicecream.com/specialties.html
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.

http://www.aladdinny.com/php/showMenu.php?linkid=6&category=22
Manhattan Truffle
Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream with chopped Almond and Cherries covered in Dark Chocolate

http://www.georgios.com/banquets/menu_dinner_desserts.shtml
Manhattan Truffle · 2.00

http://www.where-to-dine.com/M/M2201.asp
MANHATTAN TRUFFLE - Vanilla and chocolate ice cream blended with maraschino cherries and almonds wrapped in dark chocolate with an Amaretto raspberry sauce

http://www.okkosher.com/kfgProducts.asp?ir=&V=AMERICAN+CLASSIC+SPECIALTIES%2C+INC.
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