Monday, July 11, 2011

Bastille Day New York 2011

BASTILLE DAY NYC Yesterday was BASTILLE DAY NYC 2011 and yours truly was there bien sur.

BASTILLE DAY NYC MACARONS made a major showing this year!

BASTILLE DAY NYC Mad MacNYC always has the best deals - I bought a whole flat of 48 macarons for research purposes! about to MAKE MACARONS chez moi PBers!
It's true. Pls. pray for moi I'm begging you. This will be way harder than resolving FACEBOOK.
BASTILLE DAY NYC MacarOn Cafe was there....BASTILLE DAY NYC With a huge number of flavors.
BASTILLE DAY NYC Even Patisserie Poupon from Baltimore showed up with 6 macs for $6. Financier did not bring their macarons - I don't know why?
BASTILLE DAY NYC Remember dear Bosie Tea Parlor - they had macarons.
BASTILLE DAY NYC Financier's tarte au framboise pistache..
BASTILLE DAY NYC Neck-and-neck competition from Payard Bakery's tarte au fraise.
BASTILLE DAY NYCPlus lecons how-to-eat-a-tarte au fraise.
A kind of Ispahan macaron from Patisserie Poupon!
Will even PIERRE HERME be coming to NYC soon and show up at annual Bastille day?
BASTILLE DAY NYC This year's Bastille was more Frenchie and less quelle ordinaire street fair stuff. Ode a la Rose is brand new - a kind of Au Nom de la Rose for New York with lovely bouquets.
Wines of Provence had fabulous pink color swatches to match all these varieties of Rose - the only wine Parisians like to drink in summertime...
BASTILLE DAY NYC Le Palais des Thes gave out free tastes of tea.
BASTILLE DAY NYC I LOVE Les Caneles de Celine's lime caneles (lemon and pistache too) and tiny pistache financier- so crispy.
BASTILLE DAY NYC I hope she opens a shop soon but you can order online...
Bien sur there were savory things to eat like merguez..
BASTILLE DAY NYC PLEASE come next year to New York's Bastille day!
BASTILLE DAY NYCTHANK YOU PBers for all your GREAT FB suggestions!
I'll announce the winners tomorrow.


Pigtown*Design said...

LOVE the macarons from Patisserie Poupon! Actually, I love almost everything from them!

Parisbreakfasts said...

I wish you had mentioned it sooner Meg?
They did not have any free tastes so one was left wondering...
Have you have their Ispahan?
Have you written about them?
I'm all ears and eyes

Sarah W said...

This looks absolutely amazing! I wish this kind of event would be held in my state! :) Macs, macs, and more macs!

ken said...

I am setting in the Tampa Fl airport waiting for a flight to Ecuador and a note fell out of my of my bag from my recent trip to Paris to research Cafe Richard. Out of all the Google choices I chose your blog. What a lucky pick. Reading you blog and lookinig at your wonderful art has taken most of the pain out of this adventure.
Thank, Ken

Parisbreakfasts said...

Merci beaucoup Ken and bon voyage!
Cafe Richard - a page from my Paris Breakfast past..

Anne Corrons said...

These macarons look very good! When I was in NYC, this Bastille Day always made me laugh! It's funny to see all these French cuisine in just one place. You chose the right dishes, for sure. le 14 juillet c'est bientot en France avec les fabuleux feux d'articile du Champs de Mars.
I'll be there and tell you!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

You are going to make macaroons?
What an adventure! please share when the time arrives.
Now my only question, will you drink them with tea, or rose wine?

Jill@MadAboutMacarons said...

Wow! Another Bastille celebration? I'm going to have to come over next year to NYC, then fly back in time for the French one on the 14th! Fantastic array of goodies - love all your photos and can feel that ambience... fantastic!
P.S. not praying for you on making the macarons - you won't need it and will be just fine. :-)

Palomasea said...

That looks so fabulous! I'd love to go someday... In the meantime, we'll have our own celebration chez nous!
Bonne Journee!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Then pray for my sad old oven.
I am

A Brush with Color said...

You'll do great, I just know it: anything you throw yourself into turns to gold, Carol. You'll be the queen of macarons before you know it. Good luck! Pictures, m'lle!! This looks like it must have been good fun.

robin said...

Dear Carol,
Trust me,you will need prayers! I tried making macarons here, TWICE. Each time they turned out not-so-great (that's putting it mildly.....) I'm thinking since you're such a smart chick, you will have much better luck.

Bonne chance!

Mlle Paradis said...

all that's missing are the accordions and the dancing!

PeterParis said...

In "my" covered market they now sell a giant macaron, solde as a "tarte"! Excellent!

Nice to seee so many people around..., perhaps more for the eating and drinking than for the symbol of July 14th? :-)

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

I can't wait for your baking insights!!! Les macs are NOT to be attempted in Kansas till October, when the humidity falls!!!

Parisbreakfasts said...

OF COURSE there were accordions and the dancing!
I didn't bother to shoot those...ahem
I read that humidity has NOTHING TO DO with making macarons
another Macaron myth...

The oven is the biggie plus figuring out the new Cuisine art :(
And the NEW metric scale.

Oui Peter I heard a lot of French being spoken between stuffing their faces...what symbol?

Catherine said...

Bonjour Carol! I was there too! How did I miss that tomato tart?!? Probably because I couldn't elbow my way through the crowd. So crowded!

I had a wonderful vegetarian sandwich with fried green tomato, basil pesto, mozzarella and arugula from Financier Patisserie.

I wonder how the Bastille Day celebration in Brooklyn compares?

Foodwalker said...

that tomato tart has given me an idea of what to prepare for our casse croute during French Class this Thursday, JULY 14!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I was there too! Wow! So many people! I had a great time :)

Anonymous said...

How wonderful. It looks fantastic and the nearest thing to being in France. I am embracing Bastille day myself with French friends on thursday - it should be so much fun and I am looking forward to it. I seem to have missed something with your little contest - too much traveling.

Pauliina said...

That was tasty! Vive la France! Great post Carol...

Marie said...

What can I say but "Miam-miam!" Do tell about your macaron-making adventure...

Becs said...

If only I'd known! I would have been there, without fail!

Nikon said...

Great photos of every variety, Carol.
The tarts look fabulous!

Murissa said...

48 for research purposes? Your research does involve taste tests non? It must! At least a few of them bien sur madame! Everything looks delicious!
I always wanted to go to Paris on Bastille day ever since I saw "Paris When It Sizzles."

The Wanderfull Traveler

Ann said...

Kentucky pastry chef Stella of the blog Bravetart swears that macarons aren't hard or mysterious. Maybe her macaron myth busting post will help if you need your nerves calmed or steeled. Bon chance! And do tell.

Jencrafted said...

I'll have to make my way to NYC next year for quatorze juillet. You've given me yet another reason to visit NY (never been, can you believe that?)
And I'm 100% sure by then, you will be the NY Queen of Macarons....and we'll all be buying your macs!

Jaipur said...

I was there too! Wow!
So many people!
I had a great time
This year was better than ever!

BookSuitesatGeorgeVParis said...

Great place! I do miss it!

Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, FurryDance Brighton, and Disco NoFurNo said...

I remember being in a little French restaurant on Bastille Day with Mike and I think it was the most fun I have had with a meal...

Sarkari Naukri said...

Yes i was also there in Bastille Day New York in 2011.Enjoyed a lot, special with the candies