Patisserie Claude

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    5 Best Croissants in NYC

    Here's the croissant that won. Note the careful radial layering of pastry levels, and you can almost smell the butter. What are you looking for in a croissant? This quintessential French pastry -- shaped like the horns on a steer -- should be flaky, buttery, and paradoxically both light and substa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Protests Continue at "Drunken Negro Head" Bakery

    Well, we thought we'd written the end of the Drunken Negro Cookie Head saga. But the Lafayette Bakery, which offered the peculiar sweets to "celebrate" Obama's election, causing a big fuss, is still getting unwanted attention: the Villager reports that last Saturday 20 members of the New Black Panth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Taste Test -- Claude's Patisserie

    After three months that left us on tenterhooks, longtime West Village favorite Patisserie Claude has reopened--sans Claude. The gruff French pastry chef has left the business in the hands of his able assistant Pablo, who was able to arrange financing to keep the place open. After a renovation that l ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 3, 2008

    Fall Preview: Eat, Drink, and Be Worried

    Our fall predictions about the future of New York City dining