there was a time when Bouchon was one of my top stops for sweets. i’ve had more than my share of the TKO and the Better Nutter and my wife could claim the same of their Oh-Oh (read: ho-ho). over the years, many of the newer pastry shops have taken my attention, namely Dominique Ansel, Maison Kayser, and HARBS. i’ve stopped at Bouchon on occasion, but wouldn’t go out of my way to get there.
with time to kill at Rockefeller Center today, i popped in thinking i’d get the same-old but instead saw some very attractive newness! the chocolate peanut butter cookie sandwich was an immediate obvious choice, but then i saw the cream puffs - a regular and a coffee option. of course, i took both plus the cookie.
the cream puffs were outstanding. the puffs, themselves, were crisp but tender and the creams were rich and flavorful. the plain had gobs of what i thought to be dulce de leche and the coffee had spots of chocolate. i foresee many more in the not distant future.
the chocolate peanut butter cookie will happen later tonight. meantime, here’s a photo to get you inspired: http://www.metro.us/new-york/whatever-i-order-won-t-be-a-miss-yes-there-is-good-food-and-drinks-in-midtown/zsJohz---qtIoVUsk5RXN/