Trained as a classic French-pastry chef at the French Culinary Institute, Romina Rasmussen, the owner of Les Madeleines, prepares everything at her patisserie and cafe from scratch. Interestingly, she says her food need meet only two requirements: be pretty and delicious. Well, check and check. The classics take on new life at Les Madeleines, where a croissant might be spiked with Valrhona chocolate; an éclair with Meyer lemon, coffee, pistachio and cardamom; or a cupcake with green tea and jasmine. At lunch, try the salami and chevre sandwich, made from Creminelli sopressa salami, fresh chevre and olive tapenade on a housemade country loaf.
Dining/club deals may be available for this establishment at the CW Store here.