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Aug 20, 2009 08:53 AM

Who makes the best gougeres in Manhattan?

Who makes the best gougeres in Manhattan?

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  1. Bouley. Artisanal/Bar Artisanal come in second.

    1. I haven't had the gougeres at Bouley. But my vote would be for Per Se and EMP. I don't think you can order them -- they just come with your dinner. I love them because they serve it warm, and it's still creamy inside. That's the reason why Artisanal's gougeres never did anything for me. It's pretty dry and I think they cook it for a longer time than Per Se and EMP.

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      1. re: Miss Needle

        Agree on Per Se and EMP. I have the same problem with Artisanal's gougeres, not warm enough.

        1. re: kobetobiko

          Have to third the EMP and Per Se recs.

      2. EMP's are pretty good, nice and warm and great flavor. I also like the ones you get t Ouest occasionally. Always hot from the oven and with great cheesy, creamy interiors. The ones at Ouest drove me to learn how to make them, and now I prepare them all the time, using a modified French Laundry recipe.

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        1. re: UWSEater

          I make them at home as well. they are surprisingly simple and 100% rewarding

        2. Another vote for EMP although Brandy Library's are also excellent.

          1. I lob my vote in for Artisanal. We order two orders--one for enjoying on their own, and one to dip in the fondue--possibly my guiltiest, deadliest pleasure in NY dining. Have never found them dry or not served warm.