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A little bite of heaven: chestnut baklava from Gulloglu 2nd Ave between 51st and 52nd

buttertart Oct 19, 2009 10:17 AM

If you love marrons glacés, you must try the chestnut baklava from Gulloglu (the new shop in Manhattan makes this less of a schlep than the Coney Island location). The chestnuts are fresh and moist and the pastry gilding on the rose. Utterly divine.

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    fm1963 Oct 23, 2009 06:51 PM

    I dropped by this evening but they were out of the chestnut baklava <sob> but I tried the hazelnut version and it was astounding. Thanks for the tip.

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    1. re: fm1963
      buttertart Oct 24, 2009 07:36 AM

      That is too bad, maybe it was all snapped up by CHers (I haven't bought any this week so am not to blame). Keep an eye out for it. Incidentally, when I mentioned the sour cherry baklava to a colleague from Istanbul he made a face and said "Sour cherries, deicious, yes. But they don't belong in baklava". (I haven't tried the cherry one but it certainly appeals to me.)

    2. erica Oct 22, 2009 03:41 PM

      After years of complaining that there is no good food in this area (we do have good raw materials as far as fish, meat, cheese, though) I now may have to bite my tongue. This place is DANGEROUS! Thank you for the tip on the chestnut baklava--I have been making do so far with the pistachio and the cherry...

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      1. re: erica
        buttertart Oct 23, 2009 11:24 AM

        The chestnut is the best. But I am chestnut-mad.

      2. smokeandapancake Oct 22, 2009 11:09 AM

        i completely agree. I had it last week for the first time....they offer a pretty damn good baklava!

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          cpw Oct 22, 2009 10:32 AM

          Thanks for the tip. I made my husband run down there as he works in the area. And they ARE divine!

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            buttertart Oct 22, 2009 10:49 AM

            Oh yeah! (I work with a number of Turkish people - a pound of these was part of a farewell gift from the nicest of them upon his return to Istanbul.)

          2. ChefJune Oct 19, 2009 11:38 AM

            mmmmmmm shall have to look them up!

            1. Striver Oct 19, 2009 10:52 AM

              Great! We've been to Gulluoglu in Bklyn several times - their versions of baklava are excellent (try the sour cherry), and I'm addicted to their Su Boregi with cheese - a kind of noodle pudding-like dish made with thick layers of phyllo. I'm delighted that they're now in Manhattan.

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