Friday, January 16, 2009

Ceci-Cela Patisserie


Ceci-Cela Pastries, 5" x 7"
Ah ha - Now for my long time favorite and truly "Frenchie" New York patisserie!
Ceci-Cela Patisserie My petit dejeuner, 5" x 7
Ceci-Cela Patisserie at 55 Spring Street in Soho
This is not one of your fancy-shmancy patisseries with delusions of Parisien grandeur by the way.
Ceci-Cela Patisserie Ceci-Cela Patisserie is quite unassuming...

Plastered on the front door is a reminder to get some Galette de Roi while you can...
Ceci-Cela Patisserie Inside crowns and signs abound...

Ceci-Cela Patisserie Et voila! La Galette des Roi!!!

Ceci-Cela PatisserieAND you can buy a single slice too if you want! HA!
Ceci-Cela Patisserie This sign in the front window is typical of what you see in most humble French corner pastry shops (but never in Pierre Herme's window - not necessary).


Ceci-Cela Patisserie The interior is not the least bit glitzy, but Ceci-Cela has been around for 15 years producing the same reliable, everyday classic French goodies, and that's what counts!
Ceci-Cela Patisserie And of course you can get an espresso or whatever to go with your pur beurre croissant...

Ceci-Cela Patisserie Plus lots of luscious petit fours, all very glossy too....

Ceci-Cela Patisserie Les eclairs bien sur...
Ceci-Cela Patisserie And mini portions of langue du chat and madeleine...

Ceci-Cela PatisserieMy absolute favorite is Ceci-Cela's palmier pur beurre...


I did myself much bodily harm this morning dipping this into my chocolat chaud...

See the picture above Can you blame me?

~

BON Dimanche!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol--I hope you are warm and toasty.
I have a tech question--when you photograph inside the lovely bakeries--do you use flash or not--I have tried with the flash and my photos do not come out that good.
Please any advice will do--I am starting a blog...will keep you posted--I told a friend about you and how a very nice e-mail comes daily--I hope she will check you out--she loves water colors and stuff(and has some money to spend).
Amities,
Melanie

Parisbreakfasts said...

NEVER USE FLASH!!!
in fact with a digitsl camera you NEVER NEED TO USE THE FLASH, unless shooting whirling dirvishes at night to stop the action.
I shoot indoors using the lite balance setting...
Bon Chance!

Dobrawka said...

Hi, I'm polish living in France and I understand very well your passion for ''french petit dejeuner''. I love your water colors!
Cordialement

Anonymous said...

C'est si bon!

Love the palmier.

Anne Corrons said...

I used to go there when I was lazy and didn't want to bake a French cake. Oh,oh,oh, the galette is very expensive here, even if I translate in euros!!!!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

oh...you make me drool for these lovelies...

Anonymous said...

Adorable.

All your artwork is lovely.

Dona

Anonymous said...

Et Bonne Weekend to you too - just stumbled across your blog and absolutely love it, a delcious concoction that may well see me gaining extra lbs just from looking.

Anonymous said...

Formidable!! J'adore la patisserie française à NY!! Elle est magnifique, la galette des rois!! I hope you ate some! Did you get the fève. My was Mr. Burns from Les Simpsons (haha... I wanted Lisa). But the crown was of the Simpsons... Someone has a good sense of humor over here!! Hope you are doing well... Bon WE... Leesa

Anonymous said...

Ohh..I just found your blog and I'm loving it! I will be back!

Helene said...

Oh I love this Carol! I hope I can meet you there one day for palmiers and hot chocolate...one day it is not 17F in NY! I hope you are staying warm :)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

oh your paintings are delicious looking.

Anonymous said...

wow, very nice and delicious pics...merci

Fifi Flowers said...

I can NOT blame you... dip away and ENJOY!

Anonymous said...

The week end is half through when I'm posting... So I 'll say "bon dimanche !"
M-Noëlle

Nikon said...

My God, that looks good!
Great photos and I love the poster art in your sidebar!

Anonymous said...

What a find! I haven't had a palmier in years! Even though our Swiss bakery does wonderful ones! What have I been thinking???

Anonymous said...

wow..delicious...wish I can have one of those above. Yum Yum..

Anonymous said...

Your photo of the quaint storefront is a work of art. Your painting a temptation.
Happy days! :-)

Anonymous said...

I am so hungry now! These are lovely.

Di Overton said...

Bodily Harm? Did you burn yourself or choke?

pieplate said...

Speaking of bodily harm, I came up with a way to have hot chocolate with lotsa body and a very small carbohydrate footprint. Check my recipe at:
http://www.grouprecipes.com/36851/chocolate-mix-for-hot-cocoa-sugarless.html

Of course, mixing in a square or two of 70% doesn't do any harm...