Sweet Treat: Pastel de Elote Trifle at Alma Cocina
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