french pastry in boston?
- a. rao
can anyone recommend a good place for *french* pastry
here in boston? ever since coming back from london i've
been having a serious craving for millefeuille (sp?)
layered with whipped cream and fruit... yummmmy. i know
there are good italian pastry shops in the north end,
but would they have what i'm looking for?
thanks for any suggestions.
Well, this is one of those responses that may evoke a
sarcastic "thanks a LOT", but there is a tiny bakery
in Brookline that makes wonderful French pastries and
for the life of me, I cannot remember their name! It
is near Virginia's, so you may want to call them and
ask them the name of the bakery next door. I
distinctly remember how wonderfully fresh everything
was and quite authentic and having spent some time in
Paris I like to fancy myself a pastry snob ;-).
If that is too much trouble, I vote, as I see many
have here, for Modern Pastry in the North End. if
they don't have mille feuille, try Maria's Pastry; I
think I remember their making some french items in
addition to the traditional italian stuff. At all
costs avoid Mike's pastry - premade, frozen and just
plain yucky (is that in the Gastronomer's Thesaurus?)