Monday, August 30, 2010

Tate's Bake Shop

While I was in Southampton last weekend I had to stop at Tate's to get fresh cookies to bring back to LA.

This place has looked the same for as long as I can remember, but every time I go in they have new treats!

Freshly Baked Pies, Waffles, Pound Cakes

Cakes and Cupcakes

Brownies, Blondies and of course, Cookies.

I miss fresh Tate's when I'm away from NY, but I can always make them from scratch!

Yankee Cupcake

Last week I was lucky enough to watch the Yankee game in a box that was very well catered. They appropriately had blue velvet cupcakes with white cream cheese frosting in honor of the team. They weren't extremely tasty...but so cute! The chocolate covered strawberry, however, was delicious.

Beau Rivage

We went to Beau Rivage in Malibu for Ilana's 25th birthday; The food was really good, and they had an amazing selection of desserts! We tried four different cakes:

Apple Tarte Tartin - This is not usually my thing, but I loved it!

Chocolate Cake - A good standard chocolate cake, but not the best I've ever had.

Tiramisu - I loved this! My second favorite of the night, it was so fluffy and flavorful.

Chocolate Pecan Pie - My favorite of all! It was so dense and crunchy with that perfect sweet/salty combo.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Beard Papa's Cream Puff

I've seen Beard Papa's locations around NY and LA but never tried it until recently. It was super sweet, but I liked it much more than I thought I would!

I tried the strawberry, luckily with a fork and knife, because the puff was stuffed with strawberry filling. It was so messy! I'm not sure this is the kind of pastry I would pick up often, but I'm very curious about their other flavors like coffee or pumpkin.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sweet Twist Pretzel Rods

I first tried these when Meg took me to the Sweet Twist candy store in Rhode Island, and have been asking for them ever since. So on her recent trip home she brought me three! Gourmet pretzel rods are not very common, but should be.

This pretzel is simply dipped in caramel and then in chocolate, and is so good! It's kind of like a home-made, pretzel version of a Twix (which would be a good idea). The combo of salty and sweet is amazing, but combo of gooey and crunchy is even better.