We have heard several positive reviews about Tatte Fine Cookies and Cakes for some time now and were thrilled that a dear friend wanted to meet up at Tatte to do a proper catch up. Our experience was delicious and the treats we saved for later were equally memorable.
Tatte sells select product and its delectable tarts through Williams Sonoma including the mixed nut, pecan, pistachio, pear plum and Belgian chocolate tarts (BMH’s Memories of Brussels, Pierre Marcolini, and Mary Chocolatier).
We loved the dainty cookie assortment tray and would be perfect for a dinner party or hosting a cocktail reception. Our friend purchase a single nutella cookie and seemed quite happy with the treat. (BMH’s Nutella filled chocolate chip cookies).
Tatte’s bakery display reminded us of the boulangeries (bakery shops) in Le Marais in Paris.
The mix of toasted carrots, radish, apples, white raisins, parsley and mint topped with sliced toasted almonds in a red wine vinegar dressing was perfectly sweet, tangy and refreshing. We devoured the salad. Besides the Zuni Caesar from Zuni Cafe, this is one of the best salads we have ever eaten.The Shakshuka, traditional North African dish with poached eggs, pepper and tomatoes, served with bread for $10 was perfect. The acidity of the tomato sauce went ell with the smooth goat cheese, brightness of the basil and creamy eggs. We have the Saveur recipe just waiting to be recreated.
The rustic apple tart was gorgeous and had sugar granules on the edges of the flakey pie crust. The slices of apple were nicely spiced and we just wish there were more sugar granules on the apples.The pecan tart with caramel throughout and buttery shortbread crust was unreal. This is a must have and for $4.00 for an individual tart, you must get it. The mixed nuts and pistachio tart are in the queue to sample next.
Although considered expensive to some, Tatte is worth it as a treat. The experience and pastries are of the highest quality and care. Next time, we would like to try the Shiitake mushroom and tomato confit sandwich for $8.50 and Poached eggs with grilled marinated tomato and halloumi cheese served over sourdough bread for $9.