Monday, January 14, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
I tried a variety of pastries... the cannoli, the lobster tails, and several others I don't remember either the name or the spelling. While not every item was similarly delicious, the cannoli (despite being prefilled) were excellent in my experience.
I recommend this bakery without hesitation, and will seek them out whenever i'm in the bronx and looking for something sweet to eat.
Thank you with the utmost respect always Sensei.
Lobster Smack is located at 90 West Houston Street. From other reviews i've read online, it appears that they may have had some initial problems at start up, but fortunately i've been going there since all the problems have been ironed out. The lobster is truly fresh and wonderful here. I'm a big fan of the old bay seasoning. They offer a variety of seasonings which I haven't tried yet. The lobster roll is tasty, a good sized portion and almost HALF the price of other locations in the city. Wow. I wonder how they do that, and in addition to rolls, they make lobster quesadillas, soups and mac and cheese with lobster, and a few other variations on a theme.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
A couple of weeks ago, Cory and I, were lucky enough to attend one of Daniellan's group classes. She is known for making great tasting desserts, and often teaches private classes, at her bakery, but she has decided to start some group classes. The one we attended, was on making pie crusts!
The first pic shows some of the ingredients we start with. We learned how to make 3 pie crusts, using butter, or shortening, and oreo cookies. The next picture shows Cory trying to use some of the specialized tools to mix in the flour and the butter. Daniellan is a terrific teacher, very patient, very encouraging and detailed.
There is a park there at the end of the neighborhood. Really, more of a small triangle with a sculpture of Columbus there.
For sure i'll have to come back another day, perhaps on a friday or a saturday. I bet it'd be crowded on a weekend night, but it'd be more interesting to look around at that time.