But let me back up a bit. Years ago, before it was trendy, two enterprising men - Frank Mentesana and Jerome Audureau, joined forces and decided to open a bake shop and cafe...tarts being hard to find in NYC then. Right from the beginning, it was a hit with line ups for lots of wonderful goodies, but mostly for their awesome tarts -savory or sweet...or both. Anyway, now there's yet another reason to visit NYC. The cafe is at 135 Sullivan Street...just in case you're in the neighborhood.
That said, until I get there in person, I'm glad I found the book which is filled with not only superb tarts but soups (doesn't Chickpea & Tomato Soup with Fresh Rosemary sound divine?); sandwiches (chicken & mashed avocado with radish sprouts & soy ginger vinaigrette are on tap for the weekend-or perhaps the goat cheese with marinated artichoke hearts & black olive vinaigrette on a sourdough baguette); salads (you'll never think of 3 bean salad the same...this one has honey-balsamic vinaigrette!); scones ( I did try the buttermilk & Dried Currants scones exactly as said...yum); cookies; condiments....and, of course...tarts!!!
Total Heaven on a plate, even if I did cheat a bit and did the entire mixing process in my food processor.
Not sure what I'll do next, but this is a book I'll refer to often.