Category Archives: Bakery

Review: Bouchon Bakery needs to relocate to Brookfield Place

April 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Being a fan of what I have seen of famed chef Thomas Keller, and myself a world famous baker, I decided to visit his Bouchon Bakery in the Time Warner Center in Columbus … Continue reading

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Review: Sundaes and Cones is a rare good ice cream shop in Manhattan

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer For whatever reason, New York City has a dearth of good ice cream stores. The only one I have been able to find is “Sundaes and Cones” in the Village by NYU (on … Continue reading

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An afternoon with Madeline Lanciani of Duane Park Patisserie

February 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We were honored to meet and interview Tribeca’s baker, Madeline Lanciani, the owner of Duane Park Patisserie. She has been baking for more than 30 years, from her small bakery on quaint Duane … Continue reading

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A $12 salmon dinner at François Payard

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White House pastry chef quits

March 19, 2014- The Post reports, “Longtime executive pastry chef Bill Yosses has announced the “bittersweet” decision to leave the White House and move to New York, where he will teach people how to eat more healthfully, according to The … Continue reading

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The Battery Place Market

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FIKA: The best $6 gourmet breakfast Downtown

Update February 23, 2014- The $4 ham and cheese croissant is back on the menu. July 5, 2013- The $4 ham and cheese croissant, and $2 coffee, at FIKA is the best gourmet breakfast downtown because the croissants are made … Continue reading

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Why do French chefs mess up the simple hamburger and chocolate chip cookie?

February 1, 2014- Chef Daniel Boulud is a very good chef who lives up to the hype. That is why this observation is noteworthy. He falls in with a group of other top French bakers and chefs who screw up … Continue reading

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Awesome new pastry chef at North End Grill

January 25, 2015- Tracy Obolsky, the new pastry chef at North End Grill, posted photos of her new brunch pastries. The manager set some aside for us to try. We consumed the maple pecan sticky bun and the bacon-filled croissant. … Continue reading

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Complaints about Le Pain Quotidien

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If I were a chef, this would be my competition

Jeff Mahin’s Do-Rite doughnuts in Chicago January 4, 2014- By Steven Greer As viewers know from my brief commentaries on New York restaurants, I think that most simple foods are botched, and most fancy foods miss the target. If I … Continue reading

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Francoise Payard’s Christmas cakes for 2013

 

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More than 15,000 read our review of North End Grill brunch

North End Grill’s ricotta pancakes with rhubarb jam and whipped honey butter $15 Click here for the menu and contacts ______________________________________________________________ Update November 1, 2013- A very respectable number of people, 14,622, have read this story to date.

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A $7 gourmet French brunch at Francois Payard Bakery

Above, the Croque Monsieur french ham and gruyere cheese with bechamel on our white pullman loaf, and a Pain Au Chocolat (croissant with small amount of chocolate inside). Below, the Quiche loraine and chocolate filled croissant at Francois Payard Bakery

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Road trip: Video tour of FIKA’s chocolate factory in Tribeca

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A $120 turkey at North End Grill that was actually worth it

November 22, 2012 By Steven E. Greer I had an ideal Thanksgiving day. I slept in until 12:00. I did not interact with a single family member all day. I did not relinquish my constitutional rights by stepping into an … Continue reading

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Blue Smoke’s apple crisp with bourbon ice cream

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Another chef (Jacques Torres) leaves Manhattan

Updated October 11, 2013- The Hudson Street factory of Mr. Chocolate is moving to Brooklyn. The retail operation will remain in Tribeca. With so many fine chefs moving to Brooklyn, is Manhattan no longer the leader in culinary trends?

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Duane Park Patisserie’s Madeline Lanciani wins on Food Network

July 18, 2013- On episode 199 of the Food Network’s “Chopped”, Duane Park Patisserie’s Madeline Lanciani won the contest with her trifle.

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A new twist at Payard

The Lemon Gâteau Roulé by Payard in the Goldman Sachs alley  

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How to screw up a cookie

July 25, 2013- By Steven E. Greer As readers know, I have demanding standards when it comes to classic cookies. I can tell instantly when a variety is baked all wrong, or perverted into some French version of an American … Continue reading

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Review: New Twinkies are awesome

July 25, 2013- We had a kindergartner write us this review, “The new Twinkies are awesome”. We agree.

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$10 brunch at North End Grill

  Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish $4 May 4, 2013- All of the pastries, croissants, and muffins are made in-house by the pastry chefs.

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Road trip: The Bakehouse in Meatpacking District

April 6, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD We took a road trip today to taste for ourselves the Bakehouse pancakes we saw on the TV show “Toni On“. The chef/owner is Philippe Bonsignour, and his wife, Maude, also manages. … Continue reading

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Holy Cow

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Financier in WFC

Financier has now relocated to the second floor by American Express, in the Winter Garden. ________________________________________________________________ 250 Vesey St, In World Financial Center between building 4 and 3 Enter on Vesey Street across from Goldman Sachs, (212) 786-3220

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Starbucks in WFC relocates

Update February 19, 2013 Starbucks has finally moved. It is in the WFC #1 building now. Update: January 21, 2012 The latest update from Starbucks on the date at which they will be evicted from WFC 4 is February 8. … Continue reading

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Holy Cow Bakery’s Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie

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Danny Meyer tours his new Blue Smoke BBQ in Battery Park

 

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Françoise Payard gets competition: $9 chocolate bar at Shake Shack

December 16, 2012 Across the Goldman Sachs alley from Françoise Payard’s gourmet chocolate shop is the Danny Meyer Shake Shack. Interestingly, Shake Shack has entered the high-end chocolate market with $9 chocolate bars. In comparison, same sized bars at Smoke … Continue reading

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The best Oatmeal-White-Chocolate-Walnut cookie in Manhattan

*** BatteryPark.TV has selected this establishment as a Best of Downtown for Oatmeal-White-Chocolate-Walnut cookie Click images for full screen Holy Cow Bakery is now offering oatmeal-white-chocolate-walnut cookies. The cookies are chewy and packed with walnuts. They sell out fast.  

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Crumbs Bake Shop in the Setai: The best cupcake Downtown

***BatteryPark.TV has selected this establishment as the best cupcake Downtown (212) 792-6193 40 Broad Street New York, NY 10004

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The best chocolate cookie perhaps in Manhattan

François Payard Bakery has a flourless chocolate cookie loaded with walnuts that you have to try. The moist nature of macarons are caused by the flourless ingredients. This cookie has the moistness of a macaron and the rich chocolate and … Continue reading

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Francois Payard ice cream and sorbet sandwiches arrive

June 8, 2012 François Payard Bakery is now offerng seasonal ice cream and sorbet sandwiched between macarons. Flavors include mango, chocolate, coconut, pistachio/raspberry, passion fruit/cheesecake, and vanilla. *** BatteryPark.TV has selected François Payard Bakery as a Best of Downtown for Pastries, … Continue reading

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Permanent fixture doughnut hut evicted from Albany Street

Update: June 20, 2012 The cart has returned. The operators said that the cart left for a thorough cleaning in preparation for an inspection. When asked how they can pass the upcoming inspection given the size of their cart and … Continue reading

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Francois Payard Bakery

*** BatteryPark.TV has selected this establishment as a Best of Downtown for Pastries, breakfast and lunch sandwiches You can rate this restaurant here, and can post your opinions and experiences with this business in the comments section (In full screen … Continue reading

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BPC has gourmet Easter chocolates this year

(In full screen 1080iHD) Jacques Torres chocolate is now available at Battery Place Market, and François Payard’s chocolate is down the strip a few doors. To learn more about what makes fine chocolate different from cheaper types, we refer you … Continue reading

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Pick A Bagel

(This restaurant is not yet rated. Please post your comments about this establishment below.) After renovation, the Pick A Bagel on Vesey Street in the Conrad Hotel space reopened. (212) 786-9200  

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Au Bon Pain

Post your opinions and experiences with this business in the comments section (This shop is not rated) One World Financial Center Lobby Level and on South End Avenue Street Level 212.962.9421

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Whole Foods Tribeca

Post your opinions and experiences with this business in the comments section (This shop is not rated) 270 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007 USA map, directions & nearby stores Phone 212.349.6555

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