Best Of 2016

Best swoon-worthy nibble: FOIE GRAS “BUTTER” WITH FIG JAM AND TRUFFLE FINANCIERS at ON SWANN

Best swoon-worthy nibble

Wow. Just wow. The truffle-tinged financiers are dense mini-muffins made with ground almonds and brown butter — what the French call beurre noisette. They are the perfect vehicle for the small glass crock of foie spread topped with a thin layer of sweet figs. This is so good, you should get one for each member of your party; you’ll regret sharing. —Jon Palmer Claridge