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Bien Cuit -- new French bakery on Smith St


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Bien Cuit -- new French bakery on Smith St

lambretta76 | Jul 26, 2011 12:02 PM

I have no idea how I missed this, either from walking by this space nearly daily or on any of the food blogs (it's been covered by the Times and Voice, for starters, both of which I've overlooked.)

Anyways, it seems a French bakery has opened up on the Atlantic Ave. side of Smith St, and if the desserts we had are any indication of what to expect, this place is going to be golden. Think Almondine quality, but more "experimental". I had a sweet muenster and raspberry danish that was quite possibly one of the best danishes I've had -- not too sweet, not too buttery, not too heavy, but still quite sweet, buttery, and heavy. (If that makes sense.) My wife's almond and pear danish nearly as good, although the flavors could have been a little more pronounced. We also had a fresh juice (white peach) spritzer which was perfect on this sunny day.

Amazing-looking fresh bread (slightly pricey, but they sell half loaves) and according to the person working the front counter everything is coming in from upstate or in some cases closer. They also have some sweet and savory tarts, a few sandwiches, and a full coffee bar. This side of the neighborhood has really needed a bakery and it looks like this one is gonna be brilliant.

Update: Here's the menu

Bien Cuit
120 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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