With all the publicity surrounding Dominique Ansel's latest made-to-order desserts, people may have missed that the bakery just released seven new seasonal pastries. Here are two of my favorites from the new line up.
When I visit a fine dining restaurant, especially one with an experienced and well travelled pastry chef, I expect the dessert to amaze. It should be as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat, with extra points for technical ingenuity and seasonal ingredients. The new spring desserts at Cafe Boulud are better than I could ask for.
If an almond croissant and a canele had a love child, this would be the result.
Looking to sate your sweet fix but steering clear of gluten? This light, simple, and satisfying cookie may be the thing.
Here's the creamsicle of your youth upgraded with four-star ingredients.
Where can you find one of the city's best black and whites? Believe it or not, a Midtown sandwich shop and salad bar.
In a nondescript shopping mall, just past a plastic bottle recycling station, in Jackson Heights, Queens, lies one of the best French bakeries in New York. Case in point: this all-chocolate, all-the-time dessert.
Despite the glamourous modern interior and seemingly intimidating open kitchen, North End Grill is a quite comfortable restaurant. That's a theme extending from sleek, plush leather booths to a delicious but unfussy dessert menu from pastry chef Tracy Obolsky.