I forgot how good Crixa could be.
I was in search of poppyseed kifli which they dont currently have. So I selected three other desserts, the most outstanding was New Orleans Bourbon Cake, The website describes it as dark chocolate cake with a bit of coffee and a bunch of Bourbon. Iced with bittersweet chocolate ganache.
My favorite chocolate cake was Just Desserts when it was in its prime. Crixas made that seem like a packaged Hostess cupcake. There was a rich thick wonderful bittersweet frosting (ok, ganache if you will. It is frosting). The cake was moist from the rum. I dont do this often, but this needed a glass of milk for the ultimate chocolate cake experience. Then I entered chocolate cake nirvana.
Next was the Vatroushka, described as a Russian-style cheesecake of sweet curd cheese, sour cream and vanilla.
This reminded me of ricotta cheese. It was a really soft square, almost like the main ingredient was the sour cream with some cheese folded in, laced generously with a lovely real vanilla.
Poppyseed Florio.It looks like the picture of the Florio except with a layer of apricot, a layer of poppy seed and a layer of ground walnut. Not my favorite. It wasnt bad, but I wouldnt order it again.