When attempts at gobbling up Torrisi’s divine turkey sandwich go pear shaped, head over to Balthazar to cheer up. Not necessarily the restaurant, as the crowds are just as crazy, but the bakery.
The madelines here are endearingly unique. Concave and recessed, they don’t bulge in the scalloped fashion one is accustomed to. Offered in pistachio or chocolate, the latter is a concave petit four with a delicate chocolate profile that is not too brash, all the while retaining the splendid buttery quality of a madeline. With a freshly pulled espresso that’s marked with foam, your unresolved frustrations with Torrisi will melt away, like the freshly-made madeline in your mouth.
80 Spring Street (between Crosby & Broadway)
New York, NY 10012