Wandering through the streets of New York with my brother, we stumbled upon Balthazar Bakery. Having experienced the wonderful pastries of Paris, but unable to find any equivalent delicacies in the United States, I had to see how Balthazar Bakery compared.
How could I resist all those delicious carbs displayed in the window? Entering the small bakery, every nook and cranny was filled with a delicious-looking treat.
I restrained myself by only ordering a croissant aux amandes (almond croissant).
The delicately crisp exterior of this croissant gave way to flaky layers of buttery dough, punctuated by pockets of smooth almond paste.
80 Spring St.
New York, NY 10012