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Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the chef and owner of Jean Georges, arguably invented the ubiquitous molten chocolate cake that has invaded restaurants nationwide, from dime-a-dozen chains to Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star gems. Despite its popularity — and sometimes butchery — in kitchens across the country, the signature chocolate cake remains a delicious staple at Vongerichten’s flagship New York restaurant. Served in a chocolate tasting, the gooey, chocolaty cake comes covered with vanilla bean ice cream and typically is served with other sweet treats such as bittersweet chocolate sorbet with olive oil and sea salt, or the caramelized honey ganache with amaranth seeds and hibiscus streusel. These aren’t your typical chain restaurant desserts.