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La Bergamote-a croissant to rival Claude??!!

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La Bergamote-a croissant to rival Claude??!!

guttergourmet | Dec 25, 2007 06:27 AM

I'd never been to La Bergamote before. Stopped in on my way to Chelsea Market Milk Bar for eggnog after my 2nd Ave. Deli adventure in anticipation of my Cuban mother-in-law's pernil (I love the holidays). This place looked like something straight out of the left bank.The pain au chocolat was perfect and though I still prefer Claude's I can see why the croissant police/purists/francophiles might give the nod to La Bergamote as being more authentic. Also picked up a brioche loaf (Mrs GG soaks with eggnog to make the greatest french toast). Lots of French ex-pats and their kids drinking bowls of coffee and consuming massive quantities of pastries. The bouches de noel and other tartes looked amazing and the sandwiches (pheasant pate, duck rillettes, rosette de lyon, saucission d'ail) were tempting even after having already had a pastrami and corned beef sandwich. Has anyone sampled them?

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