Francois Payard

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    These Are the Five Best Food Events in NYC This Weekend

    Are you really going to celebrate Father's Day with brunch and a bottle of whiskey? Consider these five fantastic alternatives to show dad you were "planning" his party all along.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Eat Cheaply: Hand-Filled Cannoli and French Lunch

    We've combed the city once more for a list of cheap eats, tasty dishes under $10 meant to get you to your next paycheck. This week's roundup includes a dish ideal for weathering the polar vortex, a Chinatown mainstay, and a good, cheap burger that doesn't come from Shake Shack.

  • Dining

    February 19, 2014

    Make Harlem's Mountain Bird a Destination

    Visiting Chef Kenichi Tajima's spartan uptown nest

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    New Ice Cream Alert: OddFellows, Lady Moo Moo and Francois Payard

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream...and new ice cream! Here's a look at some new and familiar places you can enjoy brand new versions of America's favorite treat, none of which are the couch right before a Friends marathon.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2013

    Flan Patissier at Francois Payard Bakery

    Flan Patissier (center) is one of three custard-based, flan-borne pastries currently available at Francois Payard Bakery on Houston Street. When former Daniel pastry chef Francois Payard abandoned his long-running bistro and bakery on the Upper East Side and eventually moved down to Greenwich Vill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    NYC Food Film Festival Announces 2012 Selections

    Selections for the NYC Food Film Festival have been announced. It sold out last year, but for those who aren't familiar with the event -- it's a film festival where you can taste what you see. Highlights include an authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast, featuring South Carolina Oysters harvested in Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    10 Best Pastry Shops in New York

    [See More of Our 10 Best: Incredibly Cheap Eats in New York | Best Ice Creams in NYC | Best Lamb Dishes in NYC] First, a complaint: we have way too many fantastic pastry shops in New York, and highlighting so few means some greatness is sure be excluded. But here are 10 delightful places to go eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Say Hello to Ovenly, Plaza Food Hall

    Brooklyn's Northeast Kingdom restaurant just added a new wine room to their downstairs den. The space allows them to expand the wine list to match their farm-to-table and foraged menu. Wine and cocktails are served downstairs. Organic Avenue recently took the opportunity to nab a short-term lease a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    François Payard's Chocolate Macarons for Macaron Day

    Happy Macaron Day! Maybe our interview with François Payard convinced you that macarons are way cooler than cupcakes. Maybe you just want a light, brightly colored pastry to get you through this Tuesday. Either way, you're in luck: François Payard Bakery is hosting a type of macaron treasure hunt. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    This Week's Specials: NYC's Best Comfort Food Dishes, Tofu Tips

    What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Lauren Shockey got some tips on buying, making, and preparing tofu from Asian food expert Andrea Nguyen.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    François Payard on Skipping Dessert and Bad Baked Alaskas: Interview Part 2

    Yesterday we spoke with pastry chef François Payard of François Payard Bakery, who told us all about why macarons are superior to cupcakes and how to celebrate Macaron Day on March 20 (hint: eat lots of macarons). Today he explains why it's important to apprentice in the kitchen and why you must a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    François Payard on Why Macarons Are Way More Awesome Than Cupcakes

    Pastry chef François Payard who runs François Payard Bakery (210 Murray Street, 212-566-8300) has become synonymous with chocolates and fancy French desserts. Payard is also currently organizing the third annual Macaron Day, which will be taking place on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012, a city-wide even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Where Am I Eating? Here's a Clue

    Many, many good guesses coming in for this week's Where Am I Eating?, but I'm not at François Payard, Café Ollin, Joe Dough, Tortaria, El Paso Taqueria, Guerrero Food Center, Tacos Morelos, Tortilla Flats, Oaxaca, Tulcino del Valle, Barros Luco (which has closed), or Cemitas at Smorgas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Top Chef Just Desserts Will Return August 24

    BravoHalf of these people secretly want to kill each other.​Sweet freaks and couch potatoes, rejoice: Top Chef Just Desserts is returning on August 24 at 10 p.m.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    François Payard Will Return to the Upper East Side This Fall

    ​In January, word got round that François Payard would be returning to the Upper East Side to open a new patisserie sometime in the spring. Spring has come and gone with no patisserie, though it did bring pricey macarons and asshole-y cupcakes to the neighborhood. Fortunately for area ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Why Will March 20 Be a Sweet, Sweet Day? It's Macaron Day, Naturally

    ​March 20 is going to be an exciting day, and not just because it's the vernal equinox. It's also Macaron Day. Is that a fake holiday, you cry? Well, yes, sort of. In 2010, François Payard organized New York's first annual Macaron Day, inspired by and which coincides annually with the Jou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    François Payard Will Return to the Upper East Side

    François Payard​Late last Friday, Francçois Payard HQ released some breaking news.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Dish No. 1: Fatty Beef Casserole at Henan Feng Wei

    ​Coincident with the publication of the Voice's annual Best Of issue, we hereby finish up with our 100 Dishes to Eat Now. Thanks for paying attention! And please scour the list of all 100 on the last page of this post, to ferret out those dishes you may have missed. Today's Pick: Fatty Beef C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Dish No. 9: Bucatini con le Sarde at Donatella Pizzeria

    ​Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Bucatini con le sarde ($15) at Donatella Pizzeria (184 Eighth Avenue, Chelsea, 212-493-5150)

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Dish No. 17: Razor Clam With Scallion Pesto in the Shape of a Peacock at Szechuan Chalet, NYC

    ​Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Razor clam with scallion pesto in the shape of a peacock at Szechuan Chalet (1395 Second Avenue, 212-737-1838).

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Dish No. 28: Bowl of Tripe at Royal Seafood

    ​Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Bowl of dim sum tripe ($2.50) at Royal Seafood (103-105 Mott Street, 212-219-2338)

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Dish No. 29: The Tofu Sandwich at François Payard Bakery

    ​ Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: the Vegetarian Tofu, Tomato, and Basil Sandwich ($7.50) at François Payard Bakery (116 West Houston Street, 212-995-088 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    François Payard Previews His New Bakery

    Dessert BuzzAt Payard, the macarons are impaled and dipped in chocolate.​After a brief exile behind a jewelry store counter, François Payard once again has a storefront to call his own: On September 17, the pastry chef will open François Payard Bakery at 116 West Houston Street.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Fall Previews Continue; How to Be a Restaurant Regular

    ​There are more and more dining options for Muslims in France, including a new supermarket that stocks halal Chinese food and pizza. [Wall Street Journal] Chef Richard Sandoval believes there is such potential for Latin American food these days that he opened two restaurants next door to each ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Saturday Has Been Declared Macaron Day

    bloggyboulga/FlickrMacarons in glorious Technicolor.​Here's an easy way to rally people around a cause that isn't really a cause: invent a holiday celebrating a French pastry, and then give said pastry away for free. That's essentially what will happen this Saturday, when New York will get it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Payard Is Resurrected, Amongst the Family Jewels

    New York Social DiaryFrancois Payard encourages womanly excess.​ La Fabricant brings the news that Francois Payard is back. The illustrious pastry chef's Upper East Side restaurant and patisserie closed in April following a rent dispute, leaving socialites and sugar fiends in a state of mourni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Under the Toque--Ryan Skeen Bids Irving Mill a Porky Goodbye; John Tesar Drops a Barrage of F-Bombs On His Way Out of Fishtail

    Ryan Skeen is, in fact, leaving Irving Mill, as was rumored on The Feedbag. The Feed confirms that his last day of service is June 7. But Skeen isn't going quietly. He's enlisted the help of other pork-loving chefs--Porchetta's Sara Jenkins, Annisa's Anita Lo, and The General Greene's Nick Morgenste ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 26, 2006

    Change of Course

    The Pastry King spins off a Mediterranean Rim bistro on Mott

  • NYC Life

    July 11, 2006

    Pastries and Pétanque

    Commiserating with the French on Bastille Day

  • Dining

    May 31, 2005

    Worth the Splurge

    Upper-end places worth the expense