Friday, August 28, 2009
Financier Patisserie, the downtown bakery, expanded into Midtown. Upon my return, I took the first free lunch hour I had, walked uptown, and stared at a big, shiny, beautiful case of affordable French pastries. It was marvelous.
I want to say five of them cost $2.50, but I can't really remember. Either way, they are delicious. Chouquettes are made with choux pastry-the same used in eclairs-and rolled in sugar. The inside is fluffy with big pockets of air. A few co-workers who really lucked out got to try them with me, and they were loved. I have a feeling Brownie and I will be frequenting the second Midtown location (6th Ave and 48th St) soon enough.
983 First Ave, at 54th Street