NYC: A Tiny Tea Set: Spicy Chas-Chas and Rooibos

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3comments No tags Permalink 0

A sweet and simple tea set before I head to the opening of Ladurée‘s newest location on Madison Ave (ahh so excited!!). It’s but a few blocks south of Lady M – home to the mille-crepe and my favorite cake boutique in the city. And then. Only a matter of time before Pierre Hermé opens here, and man when that happens…

Can you imagine life with macarons and mille-feuille every day? Salted caramel glacé and ispahans just a cab ride away? Until then, hot cup of rooibos, sugar on the side, and trio of Cha-Chas from Lark Fine Foods. I wrote about these on Serious Eats last year. Perfectly round cocoa cookies with a whip of cayenne lingering on the tongue. Spicy!

  • miss brooklyn snapshots
    August 30, 2011

    Hi Kathy,Did you hear Pierre Herm will open a store here? Or it is just what you are dreaming of? ;-)What it is trendy in France since about 3 years is "vrine", small glasses with 3 differents things savory or sweet but not mixed. This is a link for the photo of one of them: a food expert you are, have you seen some in NY? Thanks.

  • K and S
    August 30, 2011

    ooh yum!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 30, 2011

    Hi Valerie! I was told by someone a/b Pierre Herm last year, heheheh ;) Love verrines, always thought the ones from Fauchon were the prettiest! Francois Payard used to make them at his UES shop, but now that he's moved to Houston Street, I haven't seen any more verrines. I shall keep an eye out and report back! ^_^Thanks Kat!!! So lucky you already have a bunch of Ladures in Japan!

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