Akin to the lighter Japanese-style cheesecakes with a bouyant fluffiness but possessing all the richness of a New York cheesecake, this new dessert is a decadent tribute to the Baklava. Soaked through with an aromatic lemon rhubarb syrup and topped with toasted chopped pistachios, orange blossom honey, tufts of whipped cream and crunchy kataifi pastry, the variety of tastes and textures came together in harmonious congruence and certainly reminded me of the Middle Eastern dessert it was inspired by.

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