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.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Bouchon Bakery

Do not adjust your computer screens. This is real. I ate this sandwich for dinner tonight. I know, I know. Life is unfair, but what is this visual delight you ask? Let me introduce you to my friend named "Tartine" of Tuna Nicoise on Pain de Campagne. Do I like tuna? Well, I like anything that's done well. And this my comrades...this was done well. A wonderfully rich oil packed tuna mixed with aioli, fines herbs, and topped with buttery bibb lettece and laid out on a wholesome country bread. Can we say Par-tay, in your MOUTH. Yes, I think we can, and we must.

And when you don't have chocolate, what's the next best thing? CHEESE. Here we have a mild Italian cheddar a hybrid of Goat and brie, and finally a pungent blue cheese. And to accompany them, a dollop of syrupy honeycomb and candied walnuts-which are in one word 'perfection' ( I could write a book about the marvelous marriage between the crisp smooth flavor of the shell melded with the buttery walnut...but i'll spare you for now). And in the back row, no strangers to deliciousness, the cranberry-currant bread, and the walnut bread. Lot's of good things going on here as you can see. My favorite was the mild cheddar because I've been eating a goat-brie all week in my room. Ahhh behold the power of cheese.

Ceci Cela

The best Cherry Cheese Danish I have ever consumed. The best part is that the store is 10 ft from the Spring St stop on the 6. This Danish is the standard by which all other danishes now must live up to...tis the golden standard. Perfectly flaky crust and creamy perfection in the center.