Israeli Mousse, Italian Cappuccino
Israel is not especially known for its desserts, but you might want to give an Israeli treat a try at the new Martine’s Fine Bake Shoppe (10 Fisher Ave, Tuckahoe 914-346-8650). But which one? How about the berry purée-topped cheese mousse made with Israeli white cheese? Or, if it isn’t a sweet you’re after, how about a savory burek ($1.25), a kind of Middle Eastern empanada stuffed with potatoes or spinach? Other offerings include Sicilian orange cake ($8.90), approximately 40 varieties of pastries (try the Mozart—walnut meringue layered with cappuccino mousse), and Boston cream pie doughnuts filled with homemade custard ($1.75). Whatever you choose, wash it down with a cup of gourmet Italian-brand Segafredo coffee.
Caption: (Clockwise) Martine’s strawberry mousse, chocolate mousse, miniature fruit tart, and berry-purée topped cheese mousse