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Foie-Gras Cheesecake: America’s Most Crazy-Awesome New Desserts | Grub Street

Posted Sunday, February 12, 2012 by Mona Shah
NY Magazine's food-obsessed blog, Grub Street, recently published its list of the 101 most "crazy-awesome new desserts" across the country and we're proud to have landed a spot on that list (one the top two-thirds, we might add)! Here's what they had to say:

Foie-Gras Cheesecake
Haven Gastropub +Brewery
42 South De Lacey Avenue, Pasadena; 626-768-9555

Smacking of a straight stick of butter, Haven's cheesecake may be even more decadent: a core of sous-vide foie gras is emulsified with cream cheese, baked, then paired with hibiscus gelée and vanilla crumble. Greg Daniels long toyed with the concept, but chose to ballast his commitment to the dessert in the face of California's looming foie gras ban. He credits pastry chef Santanna Salas for making it "look much more beautiful than I could make it."

Photo: Tatiana Arbogast