Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sights to See and Good Eats: Time Warner Center/The Shops at Columbus Circle and Bouchon Bakery, NYC


Time Warner Center/The Shops at Columbus Circle  10 Columbus Circle, (212) 823-6300.  Shopping here is primo, there is a gigantic Whole Foods in the basement, and you can spend the night at the swanky Mandarin Oriental hotel.  And let’s not overlook the opportunity to browse the larger-than-life plump "Adam" and "Eve" bronze sculptures by artist Fernando Botero.

looking out at NYC skyline from The Shops at Columbus Circle

Whole Foods at The Shops at Columbus Circle in NYC
 
"Adam" bronze sculpture by artist Fernando Botero
"Adam" bronze sculpture by artist Fernando Botero

"Eve" bronze sculpture by artist Fernando Botero
"Eve" bronze sculpture by artist Fernando Botero

But my main reason to come here is to eat at:
Bouchon Bakery  (212) 823-9366.  M-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 8am-7pm.  I’m familiar with this exceptional bakery from a visit to the original in the tiny town of Yountville in California’s Wine Country, where celebrity chef Thomas Keller has his original restaurant, The French Laundry.  Here I enjoyed a really good almond croissant (if you love almond croissants you probably know how many places don’t get it right).  It was made even tastier by the view of Columbus Circle I snagged from my chair at a high table overlooking the scene. 


Bouchon Bakery at The Shops at Columbus Circle in NYC
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