Dining Desperado-The Good, The Bad and the YUMMY

Conquering the country one bite at a time. There are no foods I actually dislike, just foods I prefer. Bread, nuts, cheese, and dessert, are on the supremely awesome list.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Financier Patisserie 2

The only good thing about Indian Bread Co. is that there wasn't very much of it, so I had ample room for dessert. Visions of sugar plum fairies danced through my head and I skipped to the subway. Oh what place is worthy of my calories? I decided it was time for the Financier show down. I headed down to Financier right away. There were fire trucks in the street. My heart stopped, oh god...don't let it be...not my new best friend! A little closer...phew...it wasn't. I whispered a little hail mary on my way past for whatever the real reason was and thanked the heavens my little shop was safe.

I walked inside. I got that feeling I always do when I walk inside (or that is the last time I did). A warm happy feeling. The lights are soft, and it exudes a slow tumbling energy, like all the good shops do. You know the ones that will be good before you take a bite, they resonate with deliciousness. And so there I was. The banana bandit pastry I had my eye on was gone! The scoundrel, he must have heard I was coming and got out of town. That's okay, it just means i'll have to come back. So now, I put on my game face and contemplated the new situation. The tables had turned and I had to replan my strategy. I chose the Ambre, because 1) it had chocolate 2) it had three distinct tiers-possibilities for complexity 3) the texture looked soft and it was pretty. I figured I was safe with anything because if the desserts tasted even half as good as they looked I would break even with satisfaction.

I also got a decaf coffee which comes with...yep a baby madeline, soooo cute (and a little Financier Sticker awww). Alright, the top layer=heaven. It was a walnut mousse with a continually intriguing flavor, and thin glaze of something...possibly vanilla syrup on top. The middle layer was a brownie-like, and the bottom something a little thicker than mousse but a chocolately flavor. Together = mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Not woah woah woah coffee cake muffin I'm in love good, but darn good. Plus the people that work there are so nice!

Indian Bread Co

Here is the inside of the Indian Bread Co. Shop. This is the best part about this store. If you would like an expensive dissappointing Naan bread snack this is the place for you. Seriously. I got a Paneer Naanwich. Now first of all it was $5.50, so I envisioned a hearty sandwich. And if nothing else a thick fluffy piece of naan...but no...that would not be. The naan was thin, and the sandwich had strange temperature issues. The paneer (which was good) was hot, but the peppers and lettece were cold, along with parts of the naan. I just wanted a puffy harmonious sandwich...boo. Boo boo boo. If anyone can defend this place go right ahead, but until someone can convince me otherwise I'm fo sho not going back.