By Sean Weber
I love Instagram. I meet a lot of good people through it – for example, Tony from The Brooklyn Baking Barons. He and his partner, Chris, are the creators of the Honey Whiskey Cake that’s featured on the dessert menu at Greensquare Tavern in New York.
Matter of fact, all the desserts on the tavern’s menu are from Tony and Chris’ rising (pun not intended) Brooklyn bakery that’s LESS than a year old.
Before trying his dessert, he and the folks at Greensquare – a farm to table restaurant – spoiled me with delicious cocktails, beer… and an excellent lunch.
Tony’s Strawberry-Rhubarb Gin Fizz – his raspberry version is a contender in The Great Summer Cocktail Contest – was really refreshing, and the kind of cocktail I could drink all day/night because it doesn’t have a crazy strong alcohol taste.
After that, Greensquare Tavern treated me to one good plate of food after another.
This enormous sandwich is grilled organic chicken breast, roasted red peppers, farmer cheese, and an outstanding pesto on a soft, yet crunchy roll.
And like I mentioned before, this was a big honkin’ sandwich… so I took the other half home and enjoyed it the next day. Keep in mind, I’m not a big fan of doggy bagging food but this sandwich was worth finishing.
Finally, it was time for dessert and Honey Whiskey Cake from The Brooklyn Baking Barons. This bundt cake – covered and soaked in a rich Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey whiskey glaze – was as good as Tony promised. It’s the rock star of the dessert menu.
It was moist, indulgent, crunchy (thanks to the nutty topping) and uniquely flavorful. I can see why people walk into Greensquare Tavern solely to buy the Honey Whiskey Cake. Heck, one woman left with 4 cakes on the day of my lunch so she could enjoy them at home. That’s a Snack Fixation!
There are three different ways to get your hands on a Honey Whiskey Cake. The first is to dine with Greensquare Tavern. The second way is purchasing them from Wayside. Finally… for those who don’t live in New York, they can order them via email at bkbarons @ gmail .com. Pardon the spaces, trying to save them some spam
Many, many sincere thanks to Tony of The Brooklyn Baking Barons and Greensquare for treating me to all this deliciousness.
Note: All produce served at Greensquare is locally farmed and/or organic. All meat and poultry are from animals raised humanely, antibiotic and hormone-free.