Sweet Treat: Pastel de Elote Trifle at Alma CocinaBy Christopher Hassiotis
May 7, 2014
Every week we take upon ourselves the weighty task of finding desserts and sweets in Atlanta worth seeking out. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it, right? Know of a delicious delight we should try? Let us know in the comments or via Twitter.
The Spot: Alma Cocina
The Treat: Fifth Group's upscale Downtown Mexican gem has an extensive menu with artful selections, and that's true from the appetizers all the way to the desserts. Dig into a Pastel de Elote Trifle ($8), a lovely and layered treat that's significantly more filling than a first glance might suggest. Corn's not used in enough desserts, and this trifle remedies that absence. A sweet corn cake's layered with Mexican cinnamon mousse, tart hibiscus sauce and topped with a crumble made with masa dough. Best in small doses, this is a dessert that's not overly sweet but encourages multiple bites.
The Accompaniment: Stick with the hibiscus theme with the Flor de Oaxaca ($11) cocktail, made with smoky Del Maguey Vida mezcal, Luxardo Maraschino, pomegranate and lemon juice and garnished with hibiscus salt.
191 Peachtree St. NE; 404-968-9662