Sure, wonuts are cool, but they're really just circle-shaped waffles. This waffogato, on the other hand, is something else entirely.
Infused with actual bits of salted Belgian waffle, this latest creation from Cronut-maker Dominique Ansel sees Tahitian vanilla ice cream set inside a waffle mold and poured over with warm maple-syrup-spiked espresso. Sprinkled sea salt and pearl sugar lend some extra crunch, while little tapioca pearls laid in the vanilla float up once the ice cream starts to melt.
It's just the touch of gastronomic brilliance worthy of ringing in the Cronut's anniversary (happy birthday little buddy!). Created for New York's Taste of the Nation fundraiser tonight, the waffogato should be available at Dominique Ansel bakery "soon." The rest of the world, meanwhile, will be waiting patiently for our knock-offs.