La Tarte Flambée

Flammekeuche, or tarte flambée, is a French dish that’s basically flatbread pizza with a cracker thin crust.  It’s typical of the Alsace region and something I ate all the time when I lived in France but haven’t had since…until now. La Tarte Flambée is a cute little restaurant in my Murray Hill neighborhood.  In the year…

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BG Cafe at Berdorf Goodman

Ahh, to be a lady of leisure.  I can only imagine what it would be like if I was a true Park Avenue Princess, married to a financier, filling my days by heading up charities and flitting about the New York social scene.  Well, for one afternoon, I got to play out how it would feel…

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Dominique Ansel Bakery – Part II

I try to refrain from blogging about the same place twice, but when I can’t stop thinking about a restaurant you deserve to hear me sing its praises. Dominique Ansel Bakery is my favorite bakery in the City, maybe even my favorite bakery of all the bakeries there ever were. This is huge considering how…

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Maison Keyser

Maison Keyser is a Parisian bakery that’s gone global.  The contents of the case are exactly like what you would expect from a traditional French patisserie.  I had to get a tarte because that’s my favorite and while in France I attempted to try every variety my local patisserie had to offer, which meant I…

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Balthazar

If you ask just about any New Yorker what’s on their brunch bucket list, the name Balthazar will likely pop up.  On any given weekend, the line is out the door.  Even on a freezing Sunday like we just had, the wait was over an hour.  This French bistro is as close to Paris as…

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Dominique Ansel Bakery

I hate when it takes me longer than anticipated to cross a restaurant off my list, especially when the restaurant proves to be just as wonderful as I had hoped.  The pastries at Dominique Ansel Bakery look too beautiful to eat, but that would be a shame because they are some of the best baked…

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Epicerie Boulud

I broke my toe last Wednesday.  I wish I could say it was a Sandy casualty but, really, it was just me being stupid and clumsy.  When I could no longer walk the mile and a half to work (remember, the subways were shut down), I took a cab…that promptly got into an accident.  I…

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