The newest sugar-dusted outpost of Dessert Club by ChikaLicious, from baker and owner Chika Tillman, will open next Saturday in the old Cafe Henri space in the West Village. The bakery is a mashup of Chika and husband Don's two East Village sweet shops, Dessert Bar and Dessert Club: part dessert tasting counter and part to-go shop. At the 12 seat counter, guests can order a la carte or a three dessert tasting menu. There are some new sweets to choose from including which chocolate mousse on kiwi marinated in lavender with poppy seed puff and steamed pudding cake with shredded apple and vanilla. Towards the back, there will be a takeout counter with ChikaLicious classics like cupcakes, the cookie eclaire, and the imitation Cronuts known as Dough'Ssants, plus newcomers like the Chika chan, a custard with apple sorbet and frosted pecans. The location is intended to be the model for the company's U.S. expansion plans. Dessert Club by Chikalicious, 27 Bedford Street, West Village
Dessert Club by Chikalicious Unleashes Dessert Tastings on the West Village on Saturday
This will be a mashup of the two existing ChikaLicious shops, selling cupcakes, imitation Cronuts, and fancy dessert tasting menus.