Please note that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own!
Continuing my discovery of Brooklyn, I gladly accepted the invite I received from Fortunato Brothers Bakery in Williamsbug, an all Italian bakery that opened in 1976. Family business for sure, the establishment's name reflecting the association of three brothers from Naples, Michele, Mario and Sal. Today, they transmitted their passion to their sons, Biagio and Biagio, as well as Frank, another member of the family, and another Biagio! I admit that I met with Biagio, but I have no clue which one!!!
So, as we approached the bakery, we could not miss the delicious smell coming from it, as well as the small Fiat cars in front if it.
The shop is fairly big, with a seating area on the side that is perfect to enjoy an Italian espresso, a homemade gelato (they have twenty different flavors, my favorite being nocciola or hazelnut), or a cake.
But of course, the best part was the display, where we could salivate in front of the large choice of cakes and cookies:
As we were close to Easter, they had plenty of items prepared especially for the occasion, some sweet:
and some savory, such as the meat pie that we tasted.
It was a delicious combination of ham and ricotta wrapped in a crumbly dough.
So we sat in the seating area, waiting for our tasting, when we noticed a cat sitting (or shall I say sleeping) next to our table.
His name is Rocco: he is the bakery's owners cat and you might see him either sleeping, walking around, or coming to you to get pet or to play.
Biagio served us a combination of pastries that were mouth watering. Small size though, when possible. I have to say that I love when bakeries offer pastries in a smaller size, as it allows us to try several.
The first I tried was the baba au rum.