Okay, maybe pleasure isn’t the right word, but shock and awe come a little closer. So this objet from The Gage is a stick of French toast, coated with crispy Japanese rice (basically, artisanal Rice Krispies), set upon a maple gelee, and topped with maple foam. The mousse is in the back, and that raspberry - which is, in fact, a raspberry - gives the dish some tartness. The whole thing weighs six to seven ounces, and is available (like all Gage desserts) for only $6. If you had any doubt about the sophistication of the cuisine at the Gage, this ought to put it to rest.
[Photo: Zesmerelda/flickr, who’s been eating really well lately]