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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

101 Places to See Before You're 12 - A Patisserie

A Patisserie

On our first full day in New York City (Thomas's 11th birthday!), we strolled through Tribeca in search of a famous Patisserie - Duane Park Patisserie.

I'll take a moment to say no, we did not see a show while in NYC.  It wasn't high on my 3 boys' lists to do.  If we had seen a show I would have picked The Lion King or the new production of Mary PoppinsWe saw previews for both and they looked great!

We really liked the residential feel of Tribeca. 
The neighborhood Tribeca stands for TRIangle BElow CAnal street.

This reminded me of Sesame Street!

If a pastry was not promised at the end of this long walk, I would have been dealing with some grumpy family.  This photo was "staged" but not far off :)
It was a warm, sunny day and we did a ton of walking. 

We were happy to arrive at our destination.

The patisserie was close to a cute little park.
It was Sunday and a lot of people came in to pick up their orders.

The boys chose a few delicacies.
I chose a large glass of iced tea.  Delicious.

A pretty day in a pretty part of the city, topped of with delicious desserts!

From the Book:
#68 - A Patisserie
Works of art aren't always made to be looked at; some are meant to be eaten.  A patisserie (an authentic French pastry shop) is like a gallery of edible art.  The artist in the kitchen is a patissiere (a pastry chef) who uses age-old techniques and only the freshest ingredients to make her masterpieces.  While you're sleeping, patissieres are working through the night so that the pastries are fresh and ready the next morning.  All that hard work is obvious when you look inside the patissiere's glass case at flaky pastries with "millions" of layers, raspberry or lemon-filled tarts, or little chocolate mice with eyes and whiskers made of icing.  The pastries are so beautiful that it's almost a shame to eat them.  But go ahead - they're tres bon!


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Bonnie, I stopped by to catch-up on your blog, and I have to tell ya that I love this post!!! How much fun are y'all????? ;P

It does look like Sesame Street!

Ricki Jill

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Paula said...

I didn't know what Tribeca meant or the true meaning of Patisserie. I love to look at fancy desserts. Did these taste as good as they look?

Mary said...

What a lovely way to spend a day in NYC!