As opposed to table service on the patio, we trotted back to Angie's apt to have brekkie on her terrace- restraining ourselves from tearing into the bag the whole way home!
While sis got a "plain" croissant- and I use the term plain loosely as it was an incredible bundle of buttery delight- I succumbed to a tempting almond croissant. Oh, if only the Internet provided for scratch 'n' sniff! The croissant had a crisp, flaky crust which disguised the melt-in-you-mouth pastry beneath. The almond filling inside was abundant and not too sweet, which played nicely with the dusting of powdered sugar. Of course, the crunchy almonds on top finished off this delightful creation!
Not so exquisite now! I took this photo while I paused to let the almond filling melt on my tongue, took a nice gulp of dark roast, and proceeded to devour the rest. This sucker didn't stand a chance! Once breakfast had settled, we hoped on the subway and headed down to the West Village to take in some famous foodie sights. We were headed to Murray's Cheese which, to put it into perspective for a foodie, is the Chrysler Building. I had a need for cheese and this spot - an institution for cheese lovin' NYers -was the spot to go.
In addition to cheese, Murray's also sells fresh bread, pasta, gelato, specialty chocolates and various antipasti items including cured meats, olives and nuts. Angie had to drag me away from the Cheese Straws. Again, Scratch 'n' Sniff...is there an app for that?!?
It's also one of the tiniest restos you'll ever take a seat in; no elbow room, no leg room and no personal conversation room- the two PR girls next to us shed significant light into the trials and tribulations of the Bradley Cooper - Renee Zellweger - Jennifer Aniston love triangle. I know, I know, YAWN- I'll get to the food.
Haha. I took this photo for all ya'll Tims fans out there. Newly introduced to the American market, Canada's beloved Timmies has been re-named Tim Horton's Coffee and Bake Shop. I'm sorry to say it, but I don't know if it's gonna last. Angie said that this Tim's location replaced a Dunkin' Doughnuts which always had line-ups our the door, but there wasn't a soul inside... Moving on!