“New York, New York”: dark chocolate filled with candied peanuts, pretzel pieces, and caramel.
Photo: Melissa Hom
Inside a 750-square-foot shop on Mott Street, former Per Se chocolatier Susanna Yoon is quietly turning out some of the city’s most impressive new sweets. At Stick With Me Sweets, Yoon’s bon-bons, caramels, chocolate truffles, brittles, toffees, nougats, nut butters, and cakes reflect her fine-dining pedigree: The pastry chef makes everything in her store by hand, in small batches, using Valrhona chocolate and high-quality, natural ingredients. In fact, Yoon has even created a miniature replica of Per Se’s climate-controlled chocolate room — and visitors can see her working in her small kitchen behind a glass window.
The results of all this work are as striking as you might expect. Dark and white chocolate bon-bons are the speciality of the house, and they’re available in 24 flavors that include Mint Chocolate Cookie, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Bourbon-Maple Pecan, and Matcha Green Tea. They are, in fact, beautiful, but you needn’t take Grub’s word for it. Have a look for yourself at every flavor currently available:
Stick With Me Sweets, 202A Mott St., 646-918-6336