Savoy Bakery, St Mary's
Fluffy but substantial pineapple brioche. Not as light as I would have liked, but irresistable all the same. Apricot croissant is chewy and a little denser than a crisp flakey platonic ideal, but the apricots are sunshine, concentrated and pure. Sweet service.
Brookline Family Turkish Restaurant, Brookline Village
Learnt today that mucver are zuchinni pancakes, with a thinnest crispy shell that breaks into a soft, moist doughy inside. A little deeper, and there is zuchinni subliming into airy lightness. A delicious puff, topped with serious yogurt, tangy, thick on the tongue with rich flavour. A dusting of sumac, a judicious sprinkle of chopped parsley.
Turkish tea has a nice rounded fruity flavour, strong, and perhaps a bit too tannic initially (softened up nicely with the yogurt sauced mucver).
A slice of semolina pudding sandwiched in soft syrup drenched filo was satisfying, but perhaps not as smooth as could be. The version at Sultan's Kitchen is more finessed and carefully made.
Serenadier Chocolates, Brookline Village (branch in South Station)
Fairly nice chocolates, moderate prices. Pistacchio trangles are smoothly demure, a balanced amount of nutty flavour and buttery texure.