Monday, March 29, 2010

Toby's Dangerously Delicious Dessert Calzone

I've already written about Toby's brilliant brunch pizza. And Adam Kuban has recently written a nice piece on Slice about their dinner pizzas (including the excellent pancetta model, which I had). So this time I'm just gonna talk about dessert.

They say it's for two, but don't believe them. It'll serve four and you still don't want to know the calories per serving. It's the dessert calzone ($13), made with ricotta impastata (a very smooth, creamy ricotta) and Nutella. If you have food guilt issues you might want to stay away from this.

Nutella, just in case you don't know, is a hazelnut-chocolate spread that was developed in Italy in the 1940s and is incredibly popular in Europe. While it's readily available in the U.S., I've mostly eaten it at hotels in Italy and Switzerland, where it's commonly served as a breakfast spread.

Just imagine, if you will, hot, creamy ricotta consorting with Nutella, oozing out of a chewy wood fired calzone crust dusted with powdered sugar. Imagine a forkful of this wondrous creation, both comforting and vaguely disconcerting (in the best of ways, of course). Then quit imagining. Go.

This is a destination dessert.

TOBY'S PUBLIC HOUSE. 686 6th Avenue (at 21st Street), Brooklyn, NY 11215 718.788.1186


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