We were on a vacation so we had a slow start on our 2nd day in New York City. After having the free buffet breakfast at the Residence Inn we walked along 5th Avenue towards Rockefeller Center.
The weather was nice and cool and perfect for a leisurely stroll.
New York Public Library
We were supposed to take a cab to Peter Luger for lunch but I wanted to stop by Bouchon Bakery first. My cousins didn’t even know it was there. They thought it was still Dean & Deluca. But I knew better since I always see it when I watch The Today Show in Manila.
After my first visit to Bouchon Bakery in Yountville I was lucky to have another chance to go to their other branch in New York City.
We got one raspberry almond croissant and I tasted a little of it. I found that the inclusion of raspberry preserves with almond paste made it too sweet. I prefer a plain almond croissant.
raspberry almond croissant
Naturally I bought my favorite scones, one savory and one seasonal. The savory scone contained smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and chives while the seasonal scone had candied walnuts, oats, cinnamon and honey butter. Both were delicious, crumbly, buttery and not dry. I liked the savory scone just a tad more.
Sharon bought a brioche while Lanneth chose the almond brioche. I’m not really a fan of brioche but I was able to try the almond brioche and it was heavenly. It reminded me of a French toast crossed with a custard bread.
Bouchon Bakery at Rockefeller Center
One Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020
Open Monday-Friday, 7am to 7pm
Open Saturday-Sunday, 8am to 8pm