VIP Gum/Dessert Tasting at the Standard Hotel

The Standard Hotel here in NY is the sort of hotel where, on any given day, a million things are happening. As we walked up last week after lunch at the SOHO House we were offered an ice cream tasting from a cart outside the hotel while pondering the large-gloved, KAWS sculpture. As soon as we took in the outdoor cafe we were ushered into The Wine Room, poured a glass of prosecco and greeted by Jean-Georges pastry chef and Top Chef Just Desserts judge, Johnny Iuzzini. We there for an exclusive tasting of Extra Dessert Delights gum along with the desserts that inspired them.

Fresh out of the R&D lab we tasted Bananas Foster, Lemon Square and Root Beer Float gums.

I was joined by Ben Mims of Saveur Magazine and Niko Triantafillou of, among others. I will tell you that all three new exciting flavors had merit but it was Root Beer Float that I cast my vote for! Now it's your turn to vote!


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