5 Restaurants Serving Gourmet S'mores like You've Never Seen
Like Route 66 or robust tax refunds, summer camp is an American ideal. You don't need firsthand experience to be familiar with such cultural exports as s'mores, the handheld dessert composed of fire-toasted marshmallows, industrial chocolate (usually Hershey's, though off-brand renditions are virtually indistinguishable) and graham crackers. The result is texturally compelling and sweet to the point of being saccharine—thus a befitting partner to homespun lanyards and folksy sing-alongs.
Those whose camp days have passed them by need weep not for the memories: Acclaimed chefs at restaurants nationwide are reimagining the classic confection with inventive presentations and top-quality ingredients.
As anyone who has endeavored to make heritage-breed fried chicken or $14 slices of toast can attest, elevating Americana is tricky business. Rather than relying on simple nostalgia, next-wave s'mores combine cutting-edge techniques and components to create something both brand new and utterly familiar. Here are five ways to fall in love with s'mores all over again.
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