Welcome to my first post!
Taking advantage of the Labor Day weekend, we decided on enjoying a well-deserved girls date by going to Sunday brunch in the city. The cafe shown above, ‘Bosie Tea Parlor’, is a gem carefully tucked away in West Village, free from the normal hustle and bustle of Big Apple’s Sunday brunch traditions. Famous for its wide variety of teas and freshly made desserts by its French patissier, we ordered their Bosie Tea Service Set, Salmon Quiche, and their famous Earl Grey Mille Crepes. The quiche was freshly made and the side salad that came with it was a refreshing touch to the richness of the salmon, mushroom, and dill combination.
The tea set came with our choice of 4 macarons: Lavender-Apricot, Pistachio, Jasmine, and Salted Caramel. (Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to take close-ups of the macarons because they tasted as delicious as they sound and were easily devoured!) I definitely recommend their Lavender-Apricot macaron. Sweetly flavored with a subtle lavender aroma, finished with a tart apricot piece in the center, this macaron was a melt-in-my-mouth instant favorite. Bosie’s tea set also had what other afternoon tea places often missed: savory sandwiches. Their Chicken Breast sandwich was a table pleaser with its sweet golden raisins and light curried mayonnaise. I definitely recommend this sandwich along with the classic cucumber sandwich.
Despite being pleasantly full, I came to Bosie with the determination to indulge in their Earl Grey Mille Crepes I had heard so much about. To my delight, it definitely did not disappoint. The sliced cake was fluffy and light, with each layer of crepe thin and covered with earl-grey cream. The creme-brûlée finish on top of the cake was the perfect last touch. With good natural sunlight, cozy wooden chairs, and the right combination of savory and sweet, ‘Bosie’ easily won us over.
After Bosie, we headed uptown to Rizzoli Bookstore on 57th street to find some afternoon reads. If you’re ever free in the afternoon, definitely check out Rizzoli Bookstore, one of my favorite places to read in the city! With its beautiful chandeliers and wide variety of foreign literature (from English to French), you can easily spend an afternoon there perusing through European classics. My book recommendation of week is ‘The Paris Wife’ by Paula McLain. A fictional novel depicting Ernest Hemingway’s marriage to Hadley Richardson, his first of four wives, the book was the perfect finish to the day.
Address//West Village 10 Morton Street, New York
Address//31 West 57th Street, New York