Thursday, April 1, 2010

Here Comes the Easter Bunny

Some Jacques Torres' Easter Offerings
Easter's in a few days and that means it's time to bring on the chocolate bunnies and Fried Cadbury Eggs. Over the past week, I've been keeping an eye out for Easter goodies and here's what I found.

Bouchon's Easter Linzer Tart
The most adorable and probably most delicious cookies can be found at Bouchon Bakery where the linzer tarts have acquired little cut-outs. Collective awwwwwww.

Speckled Peanut Butter Eggs
I love peanut butter, I love speckled eggs, I love Jacques Torres' peanut butter eggs. I will not share these with anyone, not my family, not my friends, no one.

Jacques Torres' Peeps
Finding homemade peeps has been a harder endeavor. Jacques Torres' tuxedo and chocolate covered ones are definite delicious stand-bys.

Homemade Peeps
But there are also some to be had down in Chelsea at Three Tarts.

Chocolate Bunny!
Three Tarts is where you can also get chocolate bunnies made from vintage molds, made one at a time with loving care.

Some Jacques Torres' Easter Offerings
Not that there aren't lots of homemade, better than chain store bunnies to be had. Jacques Torres' has loads of chocolate animals in different sizes and chocolates.

Surprise Inside!
Financier Patisserie is filling theirs with different kinds of eggs-chocolate, jelly, malted...

Dark Chocolate Bunny
Li-Lac is selling solid chocolate bunnies.

Michel Cluizel Bunny
Of the three European chocolate stores I hit up, the newcomer Michel Cluizel won the vote for best chocolate, yet creepiest chocolate bunny face. Yes, it's painted on, and yes, I ate it all at once out of fear it would come to life in the middle of the night.

Be sure to peep at the Serious Eats Chocolate Bunny Taste Test.

Bouchon Bakery
Time Warner Center, 3rd Floor
(212) 823-9366
www.bouchonbakery.com

Jacques Torres
Three locations in NYC, click here for the nearest
www.mrchocolate.com

Three Tarts
164 Ninth Avenue at 20th St
(212) 462-4392
www.threetarts.com

Financier Patisserie
Various Locations in NYC, click here for the nearest
www.financierpastries.com

Li-Lac Chocolates
40 Eighth Avenue (212) 924-2280
Grand Central Market (212) 370-4866
www.li-lacchocolates.com

Chocolat Michel Cluizel
584 Fifth Avenue, btn. 47th and 48th St.
(646) 415-9126
www.chocolatmichelcluizel.com

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