**Update** Dominique Ansel Bakery has just added a ton of new pastries and other items. Two of my favorites are the liquid chocolate caramel tart and the salted pistachio religieuse.
The liquid chocolate caramel tart is the perfect size pastry. It’s super small but very complex for a pastry from a case (ie. not made to order). The outside of the tart reminds me of one of my favorite Ansel desserts from when he was at Daniel–the warm guanaja chocolate coulant. Inside the tart shell is a layer of chocolate ganache above a soft caramel core. These layers sit atop a rectangle of chocolate cake soaked in expresso (to enhance the chocolate flavor). All the layers, including the slightly crisp and salty shell, go together really nicely–this may be my new favorite chocolate offering from DAB–even ahead of the Mini-me!