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Great Place for Christmas Desserts?

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Hey all just looking for some great bakeries that are doing something different for Christmas. It is always my job to provide the desserts for the holidays and I went for Thanksgiving to Bouchon Bakery for their bourbon choc pecan pie and it was awesome. I usually go to Financier because I work downtown, however lately I have been in Midtown more often. I would prefer a place closer to midtown 9i'm at 55th and 7th). I was considering seeing what Bouchon is offering for Christmas. Probably a Buche de Noel. I am also considering maybe trying Payard( although its really expensive) or maybe just doing some traditional Italian pastries from Veniero's, Ferrara's, or Rocco's. Any recs?

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  1. Lady M has some fanastic desserts, but it too is way too expensive. It's not in midtown, but why not try the new Momouku bakery?

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    1. re: quizkiddonniesmith

      urth cafe has great vegan options as well

      1. re: quizkiddonniesmith

        My mom ordered the Milles Crepes cake one year for X-mas (mailorder to VA), and it was a huge hit. It's been a while since I've been.

      2. It's not near you in midtown, but Balthazar has quite a few seasonal desserts. I tasted the croquembouche the other night- profiteroles with caramel glazed over. Quite good, especially the caramel-definitely tasted freshly made!

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        1. re: orthorunner

          gyenari, they also had holiday drinks!