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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Support NYC Businesses: Veniero Pasticceria

I feel the need to showcase for you some of the wonderful NYC businesses that are having a bit of a hard time during this pandemic. There are so many wonderful places in the city which have been around for over 100 years, survived the Spanish Flu in 1918 - two world wars and September 11th - but are finding this 2020 COVID-19 pandemic very hard. I realize many of you are not traveling or staying close to home, but many of these places deliver their products. Now is the time to try delivery to treat yourself to a bit of NYC right in your own home. I have had food delivery many times and I tell you, they do a great job packing the items and having them arrive in perfect condition. Some ship direct from their website and many ship from Goldbelly. Here is the first of many we will feature, Veniero's in the East Village which has some of the BEST Italian pastries around. 

Window was decorated sweet and I loved the stain glass at the top.......
Of course they have cannoli, but as you can see, chocolate and vanilla cream which I do not see everywhere. The cream is the "correct" cream as I call it, made with ricotta which I could eat alone with a spoon. 

I was delirious looking at these cases of pastry and there are quite a bit of them 
I had brought a cooler with me to be able to take items with cream to not worry about getting spoiled until I got home. You must come prepared when you visit a place like this. It is a must!! 
They make their own maripan, which iss a confection made of almonds reduced to a paste with sugar & often molded into different forms, usually diminutive fruits & vegetables. 
Did I mention the cannoli? I love the choices of chocolate shell with chocolate must really love chocolate for this cannoli !! 
So many dainty works of pastry art adorned these cases......I couldn't help but smile !! 
For the fruit lovers out there, wonderful little tarts with pastry cream await you .......
This is probably my second favorite Italian dessert to cannoli. It is just so light and fluffy and nice after a meal as not too sweet or heavy. 
I took home a lobster tail and oh my goodness. Veniero's says if a croissant and a cannoli had a baby, it would be a lobster tail. Yes, this is what life is all about. 
Is if very filled you ask? Why yes it is as you can see above. They do ship these as well so you could enjoy these for a small gathering or just for yourself. I think anytime is lobster tail time! 
The good news is they ship their items! Click on their name below for their website and see what you would like to cannot go wrong with any items here. They are made in the old-world style with care and passion which you cannot find in just any bakery. 

Veniero's ships direct from their website. The store has outside seating and you can order to pick up items to take home as well. Gift cards are also available for friends/family to use at a later date or they can use the card to order online to have goodies shipped to their door. 

342 E. 11th St. (Between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003
212-674-7264 or 212-674-4415

Sunday-Tuesday 8:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday-Thursday 8:00am-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday 8:00am-11:00pm
We stop seating a 1/2 hour before closing.


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Sunday, September 6, 2020

In Pursuit of Fashion On View until Sept 27 2020

A wonderful fashion exhibit at the Met now on view extended until September 27, 2020. This really was a wonderful fashion treat and I highly suggest you try to visit before it closes the end of the month. 

From the Met's website:  

The Costume Institute's fall 2019 exhibition features promised gifts from Sandy Schreier, a pioneering collector, who over the course of more than half a century assembled one of the finest private fashion collections in the United States. The show explores how Schreier amassed a trove of twentieth-century French and American couture and ready-to-wear, not as a wardrobe, but in appreciation of this form of creative expression.

The gift is part of The Met's 2020 Collections Initiative celebrating the Museum's 150th anniversary. In Pursuit of Fashion features approximately 80 of the 165 promised gifts, including womenswear, accessories, and fashion illustrations dating from a 1908 pochoir album, Les Robes de Paul Poiret, developed in collaboration with Paul Iribe to a 2004 Phillip Treacy butterfly hat.

This is really a lovely exhibit showcasing many designers and some items where the designer is not even known! A real treat for the eye! 

Beautiful draping going on here

 I just love anything with embroidery 

In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection
At The Met Fifth Avenue
NOVEMBER 27, 2019–SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

Beginning on Saturday, August 29, The Met Fifth Avenue hours will be as follows:

Thursday and Friday: 12–7 p.m.
Saturday–Monday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

You can check the Met's website for the safety measures in place during this time of COVID-19. 

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. Friday evenings are made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust. Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation.

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