Earlier this month, Nation’s Restaurant News raved about the red velvet cupcake, how it happens to be Magnolia’s most requested treat in New York and a signature of sorts in L.A. Nobu West Hollywood must have read it, as the restaurant’s pastry chef just whipped up a re-imagined version of red velvet, though it’s not mentioned on its menu. The twelve-dollar treat tops a red velvet sponge with chocolate and caramelized pecan frosting, cream cheese mousse, and raspberry gelato, and to the joy of cupcake curmudgeons, lacks both muffin-top and paper wrapper. If this looks like the kind of thing that rocks your red velvet world, all you have to do is ask for the off-menu dish.
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