Tuesday, February 10, 2009

tasty kakes

after a lackluster brunch at senor moose, we made a quick, run-in-the-rain stop at belle pastry's newest outpost on leary way in ballard. G had been craving a croissant all morning and his french pastry breakfast was vetoed in favor of moose. needless to say, french tasties were still on G's mind.

somehow i deleted a couple of the pictures off of my phone, so please excuse the lack of visual entertainment and poor pic quality.

as soon as we walked in, we were greeted by one of the bakers whose name i've shamefully forgotten. the interior is a little too fluorescently bright (almost clinical), but it just accentuated how clean the space is. perhaps some warm red decorations would help stimulate my appetite?

i guess my appetite didn't require a cattle prod for me to quickly settle on an apricot/creme anglaise/croissant confection. meanwhile, G picked up an eclair, napoleon, croissant, and baguette!

the buttery layers of flaky pastry were a perfectly crisp contrast to the soft, poached apricot. the entire pastry was lightly glazed...just enough for me to lick my fingers afterwards. J, G, M, and i all shared the goods in the car on the way back to phinney ridge. the only thing that made it past the stoplight at 15th and market was the baguette.


ps, out of recession v-day ideas? why not pick up a special pastry from either of belle pastry's locations and celebrate at home.

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1 comment:

Dusty Chandelier said...

Absolutely delicious. We have been back several times and been thrilled with our selections. Plus, they always offer a sample of some wonderful confection on a silver spoon (well, prob stainless, but silver sounds better). Awesome. I hope Senor Moose gets it together. Worlds worst bloody mary. More like bloody pumpkin pie.