|Petits Fours at Balthazar Bakery in Soho|
Sit among the bold and the beautiful at the famous Balthazar restaurant and bakery while you are transported to a Parisian brasserie reminiscent of La Belle Époque where its underplayed grandeur and French authenticity will make you forget you're in New York.
The allure of Paris will enchant you even on the streets of New York, where you will escape the chaos of Soho, and succumb to Balthazarian comforts.
The bakery is take-out only, but you can certainly enjoy your purchase of a perfectly soft and flaky pain au chocolat, or in this case "I (heart) NY" petits fours in the adjoining restaurant. The bakery menu has the French regulars of tarte au framboise, croissants, and baguettes, but a banana or sugar doughnut are certainly additions of an American variety. These baked goods are by no means pastry delicacies to the standards of an Angelina Millefeuilles, instead they are equally delicious, traditional treats served up in wholesome splendour.
|Balthazar Bakery, with the Bistro to the left...|
We can also thank La Belle Époque for ushering in lace-up ankle boots that are still equally as fashionable today as they were then (a personal favourite.)
|High-Heeled Satin Laced Boots, Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain. Buy at Balmain.com|