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Chocolate Wafers

Has anyone had the Rochers at Payard?
http://www.payard.com/10-piece-Ballot...
They are wafers dipped in white or milk chocolate. They also have them at ViceVersa Restaurant. I was told that they are just wafers (without any creme inside) mixed with chocolate. Does anyone know where to buy these wafers in order to make them at home so I don't have to spend $50 at Payard's to enjoy them? They are so simple to make if I could just find a gourmet market that sells them. Thanks. Vanessa.

Jan 26, 2013
vanessanyc in Manhattan

does anyone have a good tomato soup recipe?

I would love SaraBeth's Tomato Soup Recipe but I can't seem to locate it online at GoodHousekeeping.com. Any ideas where I can get it? Thanks.

Jan 16, 2009
vanessanyc in Home Cooking

Easter Brunch & Dinner in Manhattan

Sarabeth's is always a great idea for brunch (there are several locations in Manhattan so hopefully you can still get reservations). You must have a pumpkin muffin.
www.sarabeth.com
I am taking my mother to Neptune's Room since we've been to Sarabeth's 100 times. www.neptuneroom.com
Happy Easter!

Mar 16, 2008
vanessanyc in Manhattan

Searching for Eggs Benedict with Lobster?

Are there any Manhattan restaurants that serve an eggs benedict with Lobster? (Instead of salmon or canadian bacon).

Mar 14, 2008
vanessanyc in Manhattan

Patisserie Claude's Croissants-What's Wrong with ME??!!

I love the plain or chocolate croissants at Max Brenner's Chocolate by the Bald Man.

Mar 14, 2008
vanessanyc in Manhattan

Le Cirque revisited

I was just there for restaurant week. I loved it. I had the chestnut parpaddelle appetizer, branzino & the fabulous chocolate dessert. I loved every minute of it. Since my family is european we are used to long dinners. So I was there with my girlfriends and chatting it up long after we drank out coffee. The staff never rushed us & even kept refilling our water goblets. It is worth the pricetag, esp. for a special occasion.

Feb 24, 2008
vanessanyc in Manhattan

Please Fill in the blanks

Vice Versa is my favorite restaurant in NYC (and it has been for many years). You must try their signature dish of homemade veal/raisin/amaretto cookie raviolis, sauteed in a light butter & sage sauce.

Feb 22, 2008
vanessanyc in Manhattan

Fairway Gruyere

Thanks. I love tips like this one. I will be making a trip this weekend to Fairway. Being 1/2 French, I was raised on Gruyere (souffles, potato gratin) and love the nuttyness of it. More people need to be introduced to this fabulous tasting cheese.

Feb 22, 2008
vanessanyc in Manhattan

Whole hazelnuts?

Hi. The Amish Market has an entire wall dedicated to nuts/dried fruits. There are a few in the city. The one I frequent is on 45th Street bet 2nd & 3rd Avenues. Even if you already found where to purchase your hazelnuts, I would strongly recommend visiting this Market. If you are as much a foodie as I am, you will love it.

Feb 22, 2008
vanessanyc in Manhattan