|the Paris-Brest (pate a choux, praline cream, and carmelized hazelnuts) at Bosie Tea Parlor|
A few of these have been featured on Unique Sweets, the Cooking Channel show that celebrates original concoctions of the sweet variety. The show takes viewers across the country to showcase sweets of every shape, size, and taste, and introduces the bakers behind these masterful creations. Still other bakeries on our list Greg has found through internet sleuthing.
Sadly, we can't visit them all in one day (that's me as responsible adult talking; the child in me wants to stop by each and every one). As a consolation, Greg has already promised a Bakery Crawl Part II will follow soon. For now, we'll have to make do with six. On today's itinerary are: in Brooklyn -- Bien Cuit and Crespella; and in Manhattan -- Francois Payard, Grandaisy Bakery, Levain Bakery, and Petrossian. Their specialties run the gamut from French macarons to buttery scones to artisanal breads.
I have a feeling we'll be loosening our belts over the course of the day as we sample mouth-watering sweet after sweet. Photos and stories to be posted in the coming days. In the meantime, let the munching begin!