In addition to the great pastry that you can always find at FC Chocolate Bar in the Plaza Hotel, Mr. Payard has added some fun, ice-cream-based items just in time for summer. On Friday I tried two of his push-up pops. The chocolate-coconut-chocolate and the raspberry-coconut-strawberry. The ice cream in both pops was very rich and creamy but the coconut and chocolate get the nod because the dark chocolate and the super-flavorful coconut, go really well together. Both pops are, however, equally fun to eat! $5.00 each.
Of course, you could always pass on the push-up pops and go for one of four different macaron or brownie-based ice cream sandwiches. Midtown Lunch loved the pistachio with raspberry sorbet and pistachio ice cream.
Of course, you can always bypass all this kids stuff and just get one of the pastries that are always available at FC Chocolate Bar. His Eclairs have no peer in New York City.
The Opera cake from FC Chocolate bar is as good as many plated, made-to-order, restaurant desserts in NYC.