SoNo Baking Co., Norwalk, CT, What's good?
- TrishUntrapped Oct 11, 2010 09:13 AM
I'll be going to the SoNo Baking Co., for the first time soon and was wondering what your favorite items are there? The menu of baked goods looks rather extensive. Thanks.
SoNo Baking Co.
101 S Water St, Norwalk, CT 06854
I had an almond croissant on your recommendation and must say it was very good.
On the other hand, bought a cheesecake and had a little case of sticker shock - $40 for an eight-inch cake. It was very good, and very dense as promised; but the hubby and I are still mulling over whether it's $40 good, or whether a just slightly less dense, $28 cheesecake from Stockbridge will do just fine.
Also got a couple of tarts - lemon meringue and key lime - and eclairs. The eclairs were delicious, but they were cut in order to be filled; that's kind of cheating. That's a nitpick, though, as the chocolate and cream were wonderful, with a nice body to the eclair itself.
The lemon meringue was the winner of the tarts at my house - good and puckery, contrasted with the sweet, slightly gooey meringue. The key lime tart had a cute little crust, but I thought it was kind of skimpy on the filling. It was beautiful to look at, slightly underwhelming to enjoy. Not to bring up Stockbridge again, but they do a key lime not-quite-tart thing with a sort of thick crumb crust, which gives a nice contrast both texture- and flavor-wise to the key lime curd. If I had a choice of the two, I'd go with the Stockbridge key lime item.
I made it there today with a friend and shared some wonderful things (and one not so great thing).
Croissants: We split a plain one, and a ham and cheese one. Wow! I haven't had a great croissant in about 30 years. The drought is over now! The plain one had the perfect crunch on the outside and right amount of delicious pillowiness on the inside. I wish I had a cappucino, unfortunately we had to get everything to go. But this was great.
As for the ham and cheese croissant, it was so delicious I didn't want to share it...but I did, knowing I can go back again another day and get a bunch to take home. This was so good, I was swooning.
Next time - the almond and chocolate croissants will also get a whirl.
The raspberry tart was quite good. A cookie-like crust filled with a vanilla custard topped with a mound of beautiful, fresh, unadorned raspberries. A few crushed pistachio crumbs complete the deal. Simple and delicious!
The pecan tart was not very good. It was dry and lacked flavor. Not worth the calorie splurge.
We each bought a baguette of French bread to bring home.
Can't wait till the next visit!
Best blueberry pie I ever ate in my lifetime! Excellent baguettes, croissants, breads - just really exceptional baked goods. Draws me down to the farmer's market in New Haven most weekends.