If it’s summer, it must be the season for dessert, and this year there are some intriguing sweet offerings at local eateries on both the North and South Forks.
Situated on the docks of Montauk Harbor La Fin (474 West Lake Drive), a French farm-to-table kitchen, bar and lounge, is offering a chocolate trifle, a soothing and silky dessert made of peanut butter mousse, creme anglaise and chocolate shavings.
No one can deny that Key West, Florida, is renowned for its Key Lime Pie — but did you know that here on the East End the area has its own legendary version? It’s true. At the Lobster Roll (a.k.a. Lunch) on the Napeague Stretch (1980 Montauk Highway, Amagansett) Chef Andrea Anthony is well-known for her treats, sweets and dessert assortment, and now has added her frozen key lime pie to the repertoire. The perfect decadent dessert for summer, the pie features a creamy, tangy and refreshing key lime filling with a slightly sweet graham cracker crust.
In Sag Harbor, K Pasa’s new go-to sweet treat is a coconut and passion fruit panna cotta. Panna cotta (Italian for cooked cream) is a traditional dessert of sweetened cream thickened with gelatin. The perfect panna cotta should be silky smooth and firm to the bite — with some wobble. K Pasa’s panna cotta hits the mark and does so with American-Mexican flare that takes the dessert to a whole new level with flakes of shaved coconut and fresh passion fruit (or maracuya).
Finally, visitors to the North Fork would do well to check out the chocolate pots de crème at Claudio’s on Main (111 Main Street, Greenport). This chocolaty goodness has a silky smooth texture and hits the palate with notes of guilt-free pleasure — topped with fresh seasonal berries and coco nibs. Anyone feeling coco for chocolate, should let Claudio’s chocolate pots de creme drive them mad.