NYC Trip Review #10 – Bouchon Bakery
Another stop on our last day in NYC was Bouchon Bakery in the Time Warner building. This building also houses many retail stores as well as a Whole Foods in the basement. We visited the Whole Foods but it was close to lunchtime and it was mass chaos in there, so we went ahead and went upstairs to Bouchon.
Bouchon Bakery was founded by famous chef Thomas Keller (of French Laundry fame) and has locations in Yountville, New York and Las Vegas. The TKO cookie was one of Josh’s choices. It is Bouchon’s version of the Oreo cookie and was very good.
I chose the Coffee Cake. It was delightful and buttery.
The chocolate tart was my second choice. It wasn’t as good as the chocolate tart from Perilla the night before, but I brought it home with me and ate it cold, from the fridge the night after we got home and it was very good then. It was made with a darker chocolate than Perilla’s tart.
Josh’s second choice at Bouchon was the Maple-Bacon Brioche. I know, I know. . . you’re thinking, "bacon on a pastry. . . gross" but it was actually very good. People who have talked about VooDoo doughnuts in Portland have compared their maple bacon doughnut to bacon and pancakes and I would definitely use that comparison here. It was flaky and very good as we peeled the layers off to enjoy.