When a friend alerted me to the new seasonal macaron flavors at Bouchon bakery, I knew I had a rightful excuse to head back up there (as if the bakery items weren't good enough reason themselves! :P). At the time, I was still working hard on my box of Ladurée macarons, so this visit got pushed back a bit. I also just love the lunch options there, and they have this cute little "lunch tote" (more of a cardboard box) option that gives you two sandwiches, two macarons, two bags of chips, and two Gus sodas - perfect for unpacking on the steps at Columbus Circle.
Damn, the pumpkin macaron is ridiculous. The filling tastes like pumpkin pie, pretty much. I also am a sucker for all things gourds and have been on a massive pumpkin kick recently...soup, muffins, mmm.
Sunday included an impromptu visit to the Morgan Library & Museum, which recently underwent renovations. I got reprimanded for taking pictures indoors unfortunately; it's really a shame because the rooms there were so majestic and his library almost too perfect. I especially enjoyed the photography exhibit on the second floor. There's also a neat Mark Twain exhibit with many great portraits of him sitting in a rocker, cigar in hand. Perhaps a lesser known museum in the city but definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
Ahh, I need to get chugging on a backlog of restaurant visits...much food porn to come.