For some reason, Valentine's Day is a holiday for sweets. That's not something I'm about to argue with, but I do have my standards, and no one sets standards for desserts like Lady M does. At $75 a mille crepe cake, Lady M does not play around. But no worries, you can always drop by their two cafes around the city and pick up a slice or two. Better yet, I usually head to their upper east side location for tea time and enjoy their delectable cakes in their intimate and limited seating area.
|Checker on top, original mille crepe on bottom|
My favorite is their famous original mille crepe, a twenty or so layered crepe cake with cream custard filling between each crepe. It is an instant classic, and I promise you it will be love at first bite. My brother prefers the green tea mille crepe, which is a winner at any Asian-related dining party. Trust me, I attend many and have been served Lady M's green tea mille crepe at many. It is always a crowd pleaser.
Other desserts that I have tried include the banana mille feuille and the strawberry mille feuille. The banana one is quite a complex structure, but unfortunately it has too little banana and too much feuille. However, the strawberry mille feuille is something that I would have again because it has a great balance of flaky pastry, cream, cake, and fruit.
If you're looking for something more cake-like, there's definitely something for you. The checkers is a great chocolate and vanilla gridded cake, layered with cream and covered in a chocolate coating. It still blows my mind every time I think about how they actually bake/assemble it. I also enjoy their strawberry short cake, but that might just be because it's a childhood favorite. Even so, their cream in any of their cakes are all rich yet not overwhelming, and that's always a plus in book.
Whenever you're in the area, stop by Lady M and get a slice of something wonderful with a glass of iced Lady Grey!
|Green tea mille crepe on top, strawberry short cake on bottom|
|Green tea mille crepe on top, strawberry mille feuille on bottom|
Lady M Cake Boutique
41 E 78th Street
New York, NY 10021