Monday, November 5, 2007

Bouchon Bakery

We went to Bouchon Bakery a few weekends ago to pick up a snack for the park.

We got a peanut butter cookie--a huge version of a Nutter Butter--a pistachio and cherry brioche, and a pear tart.

We saved the pear tart for when we got home. It was tasty.

Mabel was a little suspicious of the brioche, but after tasting it she thought it was great. Me too. It's a keeper.

Bouchon's peanut butter cookie is one of my favorite things to eat. But on that last visit, it was so horrible that we couldn't finish it.

Priscilla was there twice last weekend and found the same thing. She said that on Saturday the cookie tasted stale. I've had that cookie lay around for 2 or 3 days in the past and it has never tasted as bad as when I last had it. It's delicious even when a little stale. There's something strange going on.

On Sunday, when she ordered hot chocolate she says that the workers seemed to be whispering to each other about it. In retrospect it seems like she wasn't just being paranoid. When she took a sip, she says her hot chocolate tasted a bit like olive oil. When she opened the lid she found a greenish yellow oil slick on top of her hot chocolate. Kind of gross. She wants to be quoted as saying, "Don't ever get the last hot chocolate."

I'm a fan of Bouchon Bakery. I'm rooting for it. Maybe they have a new manager or their peanut butter supplier has changed. Who knows? I'm hoping that Ed Levine can find out. In the meantime, well, there aren't any alternatives for my peanut butter cookie fix. Maybe I'll try real Nutter Butters.

Bouchon Bakery
Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019

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