Bi-Rite Creamery Chocolate Pot de Crème

Bi-Rite Creamery's Chocolate Pot de Crème

Spotted this at Bi-Rite Market’s new location on Divisadero. If you have only tasted JELL-O chocolate pudding cups, this will probably blow your mind.

The French name translates to pot of cream, but it’s more like cream, milk, bittersweet chocolate, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, and salt.

It’s indulgent, in taste and price ($4.95 for one small cup), but so so good. Try some!

Bi-Rite Market
San Francisco (Alamo Square/NoPa)

cronut

Last Friday, Dominique Ansel Bakery announced it would be adding a new pastry to its menu: the cronut, officially trademarked today.

Dominique Ansel's Cronut, NY (South Village)

Here it is again, ungracefully cut into quarters.

Cronut, side view

The flaky, donut-shaped, vanilla cream filled indulgence sells for $5 and has been selling out within half an hour after the bakery opens.

Engineered by pastry chef Dominique Ansel, the cronut is a croissant/doughnut hybrid made with sheets of pastry dough that have been proofed and fried. It’s crispy and sweet on the outside, creamy on the inside.

Flavors change monthly, with lemon maple and dulce de leche slated for June and July.

If you don’t get one, chill. And definitely don’t flip anyone off. Seriously, that’s so rude!

 

Tip: Arriving at 7:30-45 am on a weekday is a good bet you’ll get a cronut as well as a seat inside. (When we arrived at 7:35 am this morning, for example, there was hardly anyone in line, but after 8:30 am they were sold out).

[June 5, 2013] Update: The line is now over 2 hours long with a limit of 2 per person.

Dominique Ansel Bakery
New York, NY (South Village)

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Café Silltruten

Café Silltruten in Vaxholm

Cozy little cafe with assorted cakes (including a solid moist apple cake), coffee, sandwiches, and ice cream.

Café Silltruten
Vaxholm, Sweden

Libanesen

Libanesen in Stockholm

For 295 SEK per person (with a two person minimum), you can order a scrumptious smorgasbord sampler of food enough to feed you for days. It comes with more than what is in this picture (our table had to be cleared several times), ending with cardamom-spiced coffee and baklava.

Word on the street says it’s the best Lebanese food you can find in Stockholm.

Libanesen
Stockholm

Blå Porten

Meatballs (köttbullar), potatoes and lingonberries at Blå Porten in Stockholm

Best meal in Sweden so far.

Blå Porten
Stockholm