I found this restaurant which has a great dessert while I was looking for a place to eat dinner randomly on Union Street, Park Slope. Since I've never heard there was a New Zealand restaurant in New York, I jumped into the restaurant without any hesitation.
Although they had a nice open terrace, I couldn't sit there because a T-storm was coming, according to the weather forecast. As soon as I went into the restaurant, the waiter lead me to a table cheerfully and introduced his recommendation. I asked him to tell me the most typical New Zealand style food, and then I ordered some of those dishes. He was very nice and I felt cozy, although I went there alone.
The starter was ok. It was something like apricot and cashew nuts on cottage cheese with strawberry sauce, but I forget the name. Maybe I'm not used to eating cottage cheese, so I didn't think it was very tasty.
Then, the main dish came. I had ordered in English, so after seeing and tasting the dish, I knew it was Hangi, which is a traditional food of the Maori (aboriginal people in New Zealand). I ate it when I was in New Zealand. The tender braised ribs didn't havea strong taste but they really went well with the Manuka (honey) sauce.
I ordered the most traditional dessert, according to the waiter, and the dessert surprised me! It was called "Pavlova". It was a cream-filled meringue with lots of different fruits. I crushed the meringue and eat it with fresh cream and fruit. I had never had such a delicious dessert! The crunchy texture of the meringue, the sweet fresh cream and the fresh fruit were mixed together and became a great dessert!
I strongly recommend that you eat the Pavlova and try Hangi along the way in this cozy New Zealand restaurant.