A Trip to Dominique Ansel Bakery and Pulino's Bar and Pizza in NYC, New York!

Image of New York City, NYC

Despite the rain today, we tried to make the most of the week end and decided to go to the City to get some good food! I enjoy walking in the city, even with this type of weather to either photograph the street or nature, especially flowers with rain drops on them.

Image of Flowers with rain drops

Image of Flowers with rain drops

Our first target was Dominique Ansel Bakery: it is not the first time we went there and, if I could, I would go every day for their Kouign Amman!
Image of Dominique Ansel Bakery in NYC, New York

It was not even 12pm and the place was packed! I admit that we went there for the cronut, a new creation from Dominique Ansel that is a CROissant-doNUT! Such a good idea: we could not wait to try it! Unfortunately, they were sold out!!! Of course, we could not leave like that and so, we decided to order a Kouign Amman:
Image of Kouign Amman at Dominique Ansel Bakery in NYC, New York

This is a must have at Dominique Ansel Bakery! Imagine a croissant packed in butter and covered with a bit of sugar. Trust me: if you try one, you will dream about it and go back there just for it! But, what is great about this bakery is that they take classic French pastries and put a twist to it! Like the Paris New York that I also tried today:

Image of Paris-New York at Dominique Ansel Bakery in NYC, New York

The Paris-New York is inspired by the Paris-Brest, a French pastry, made of choux pastry and a praline flavored cream. In this one, the cream is made with peanut butter! It was very good, not too sweet and not heavy, with a nice balance between the peanut butter and the chocolate.

Then, we decided to walk uptown, under the rain, thinking that a bibimbap in Korea Town would be perfect for this weather. While walking, I started to have my mind thinking about all the places we could go to , maybe closer, such as ramen or Italian, but Jodi really wanted bibimbap, until I mentioned Pulino's Pizza! We were just passing by W Houston and she pushed me on my right to go towards that restaurant! Then, there was no possibility of changing her mind...and mine at the same time...
Image of Pulino's Pizza in NYC, New York
The last time we were there, we tried their burrata that was fantastic, as well as their four cheese pizza. We decided to order again the burrata, that is homemade:
Image of burrata at Pulino's Pizza in NYC, New York
If you like cheese, especially creamy cheese, this is for you!
Image of burrata at Pulino's Pizza in NYC, New York

It was heaven! The cream was perfect and refreshing! Combined with the crispy bread, the tomatoes and the balsamic vinegar, it was an harmony of flavors dancing in my mouth!

We then decided to try the simpler pizza you can find: the margherita.
Image of Margherita pizza at Pulino's Pizza in NYC, New York
It is composed of tomato, mozzarella, grana cheese and basil leaves. The crust was divine, a bit burnt from the brick oven, but it was not an issue at all! The pizza sauce tasted fresh and they put a lot of cheese. To conclude: very, very good!

After this second visit at Pulino's, I think that it is a great restaurant. The only negatives today are the table placing (they squeeze their customers so much that it was difficult for the table next to us to get their food without us being on the way) and the waiter was rude!

Enjoy (I did)!

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