Yesterday we told you about what can be considered Lisbon’s version of New York’s Magnolia cupcake shop. Today we can tell you that one of Lisbon’s most famous pastries (other than the custard tarts) is also crossing the Atlantic and arriving in New York.
As previously reported here, a cafÃ© in Lisbon has what it calls the world’s best chocolate cake. Apparently others agree and new shops were open in SÃ£o Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Starting tomorrow a new one will be found in New York’s SoHo/Nolita neighborhood, giving Manhattan an opportunity to judge the “world’s best” claim. Later in the year more Americans will be able to do the same in Washington DC.
The American shops will not have the Portuguese name (“O Melhor Bolo de Chocolate do Mundo”), but they’ll naturally be baptized with the English translation, “The Best Chocolate Cake in the World” and offer the same crispy chocolate layers with creamy chocolate filling from a recipe that will remain secret.
New York address: 55A Spring St . (between Lafayette and Mulberry Sts)
Lisbon address: Rua Coelho da Rocha, 99