Monday, May 5, 2014

The Basque Bakery in Soho



My family home is in the South West of France, deep in the Basque CountrySo when I stumbled across a basque restaurant in Manhattan, I just had to go in for a taste of home. With two locations, one in San Sebastian and one in New York, this authentic restaurant is staffed by Spaniards and serves traditional basque food. 




I love gateau basque (traditional basque desert made with almond flour and pastry cream) but have to say I wasn't taken with their version of it. Heavy pastry and filling that wasn't quite light enough- bit stodgy. 




But their thick spanish hot chocolate was fantastic. I also tried a peach pocket and a freshly squeezed orange juice. 




This quirky little cafe/restaurant is perfect for a spring afternoon, its doors open up onto the street and the indoor plants climbing up the walls blur the line between indoors and outdoors.




2 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious! xx

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  2. That mug is super cute!! Looks like a lovely setting to relax even if the food wasn't quite up to your expectations.
    Claire xx | somewhere... beyond the sea

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