the new Financier in the 72 hours I actually had work before my holiday break: 1 in ∞. Let's talk bûche!
one tasting under my belt, so when I saw that Financier was selling slices of theirs, I went for it. If it's good enough for Mr. Jacques Torres, it should be better than fine for me. Needless to say, it was awesome-chocolatey, but not too overwhelming or cloying. Perfectly balanced buttercream with a respectable Génoise (not too moist or too dry). Easily the best bûche de Noël available in the East Midtown area!
Ginger had come with me on this afternoon snack time run. Not feeling a heavy, chocolate cake, or something FILLED with cream (we're looking at you, éclairs!), she picked the Lemon Tartlette, a sunny, summer-light dessert. Imagine the juice from the most perfect, yellow, tasty lemons boiled down, mixed into a mousse, then piped into a sweet dough crust. Like sunshine in winter, folks, sunshine in winter. Tart, sweet, dense, creamy.
And now that it's the New Year, time for the next francophile specialty dessert, the Galette de Rois!
87 East 42nd Street, in the 42nd Street Passage (by the subway entrance)