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What's happened to Lafayette Pastry?

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Has anyone been there lately? I just read that the owner is featuring what he calls "drunken negro cookies" (unflattering exaggerated cookie portraits) in "honor" or Obama's inauguration.
So the special trip I was planning to make there for pastries for a brunch is out. I think the guy sounds either desperate or insane...

So.. Can anyone suggest alternatives for authentic French pastry in the Village/Chelsea area? The guy is not getting my business any more.

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  1. Have a look here:

    "Are there any authentic French patisseries in the city?"

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/587469

    The thread doesn't specifically focus on one area of Manhattan, but I'm sure the discussion will be helpful to you.

    For the record, the only thing I used to like at Lafayette was their rum balls, some years ago.

    1. regardless of his actions, his pastries aren't that great or authentic anyway.

      i had actually written him off back in november when a colleague and i went there to scope out some cookies for our office halloween party. his mother is kinda senile but really sweet and accidentally under-charged us. he then spent the next 10 minutes complaining about his mother, blaming everything from not making enough money to not having a girlfriend on her.

      anyone, i'd have to say he's insane.