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Offline Ernie

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Cannelle Patisserie
« on: December 07, 2007, 09:45:34 PM »
I saw a new bakery sign at the old Jay Dee bakery, next to  Waldbaums at 77st/31 ave.
It's called "Cannelle" and I can't wait for it to open. I sure hope it's good.
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New french patisserie north of Northern Boulevard, opening Friday?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 10:44:16 PM »
Has anyone heard there will be a french patisserie opening in the shopping center north of Northern Boulevard this Friday, run by the former pastry chef of the Waldorf Astoria?

The center is between 30 and 31st Aves, 75th and 77th Streets.

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Re: New bakery next to Waldbaums
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 11:13:30 PM »
Hey, I just googled it, and came up with this:

http://cannellepatisserie.com/

The website states that the bakers have catered to presidents and dignitaries.

Can it be coincidence that one of the contact e-mails at the site lists someone by the name of Samba?  On a recent post by Toddg on immigrant business owners, the site link profiles a French baker located in Harlem also named Samba.  I wonder if it's the same person?
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Re: New bakery next to Waldbaums
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 11:36:30 PM »
O.K., so upon further reading the information at the bakery's website, it seems that it's not the same person, just the same name (Samba).  All three persons associated with this bakery have had experience working at the Waldorf, the head being the former pastry chef at the
Waldorf for 10 years.

Here's a page containing information on Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Claude Perennou.

http://waldorf.web01.i-sites.com/waldorf_cookbook/about/
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Re: New bakery next to Waldbaums
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 11:53:07 PM »
Wow, that looks amazing.

We sure do have an abundance of great new dessert bakeries -- Lety's, Mango's, Ambrosia (Espresso 77), and now Cannelle -- but for some reason, still no place that bakes its own bread!

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Re: New bakery next to Waldbaums
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2007, 11:18:56 AM »
This place is wonderful!!  I just went to pick up some chocolate croissants and a baguette.  Everything is of the highest quality: crispy crusts and light, buttery taste inside.  I want this business to last... please try it!

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Re: New bakery next to Waldbaums
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2007, 03:21:00 PM »
This place is wonderful!!  I just went to pick up some chocolate croissants and a baguette.  Everything is of the highest quality: crispy crusts and light, buttery taste inside.  I want this business to last... please try it!


How's the atmosphere inside?  Are there tables inside to enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry or is it strictly a takeout style bakery?
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Re: New bakery next to Waldbaums
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2007, 04:23:57 PM »
There are tables and chairs, and a really nice atmosphere.  Nice wood/granite/glass interior.  It's spacious enough to sit down comfortably, although I did take out today.  I talked to the woman there and she said that they're not sure of their hours yet, but they would try to open at 6:30 am and close at 9 or even 10 pm.  She said they would also be able to take orders (for cakes or even ham/cheese croissants, etc) for pick-up as well.  This is such a classy place, and I'm extremely happy about it.  The food was outstanding.

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2007, 12:57:15 PM »
Lots of good reviews over at Chowhound.  Looks like we have a winner!

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2007, 11:36:11 PM »
I was there today and the pain au chocolat are good. There were some other interesting pastries as well.

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2008, 08:24:16 PM »
There's a photo set of Cannelle on this flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/loladear/sets/72157603605646091/

looks great!

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2008, 12:11:56 PM »
Stopped by Cannelle earlier today with some friends.  The regular croissants and ham and cheese croissants were fresh out of the oven and were absolutely delicious!  The texture was light and flakey, and what can I say about that fresh buttery flavor?   :smitten:  We've been here a few times already, and have yet to be disappointed with any of the pastry offerings that we've tried so far.  Unfortunately, the coffee is a bit on the weak side, but the Harney & Sons tea they offer does well in the pinch.  The place was jamming with customers both seated and those doing take out.  At first I thought this place was too far for us to frequent, but I'm strongly reconsidering that.
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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2008, 01:35:49 PM »
This place is really nice, good  baguette and the macaroons were delicious, just one not so minor complaint: the coffee was pretty weak.  Now that we are living in a post-starbucks era, I have come to expect (perhaps unreasonably) decent coffee wherever I go - especially in a bakery as high quality as this one.

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2008, 01:52:43 PM »
Lex, perhaps if a good amount of Cannelle's customers mention the coffee issue to the shop's management, they may be willing to listen and make a change for improvement.  After all, what a pairing that would be...great coffee along with a scrumptious pastry! 
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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2008, 03:37:34 PM »
my thoughts exactly!  :coolsmiley: