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3 Over-the-Top Indulgences in Atlanta

The Editors | August 8, 2019 | Food & Drink


Golden Alexander, Chai Yo Modern Thai
It’s only on the menu every so often at chef DeeDee Niyomkul’s Chai Yo Modern Thai, but order the Golden Alexander if you see it. It’s a very photoworthy cocktail featuring cognac, cream, cacao and a gold-dusted rim. The cocktail program is robust, also offering a variety of tantalizing drinks—may we also suggest the Nam Dok. Made from vodka, Falernum, citrus and butterfly pea flower, it changes shades of purple as the bartender stirs it. 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Ste. 8, 404.464.7980


God Is a Woman, Tiny Lou’s
Pastry chef Claudia Martinez, who looks after many of The Indigo Road Hospitality Group’s pastry programs—that’s Donetto, O-Ku and Tiny Lou’s—is a master when it comes to all things sweet, and her latest is no exception. Dubbed God Is a Woman after Ariana Grande’s song of the same name, Martinez was inspired by the empowering lyrics. No matter which of her creations you order, you’re sure to be stunned, but this version is made from spheres of white chocolate coconut mousse, a vanilla madeleine, raspberry cremeux, lime-mint gel and coconut powder, finished off with silver and rose-gold dust. 789 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, 470.485.0085


Japanese Pastry, Momo Cafe
If you’re a huge fan of gilding the lily, head to Momo Cafe, the pastry and coffee arm of Momonoki. Helmed by pastry chef Ching Yao-Wang, the wife of Momonoki and Brush Sushi Izakaya owner Jason Liang, almost everything is of the boundary-pushing, trendy-yet-still-delicate variety: Think experimental yet intentional drinks like a Curaçao latte, seasonal kumquat hoji cha cheesecake, seasonal citrus black tea cheesecake with marscapone, or strawberry matcha mille feuille. Our favorites, however, are the croissants. Offered in three varieties—black sesame, matcha and citrus yuzu—they’re the perfect designer start to your day. 95 Eighth St. NW, Ste. 100, 404.390.3025


Photography by: Golden Alexander photo by andrew thomas lee | God Is a Woman photo by heidi geldhauser harris | Japanese Pastry photo by ashton pike