'Tis the season for sweets, and no one does them like Bouchon Bakery. This year, Thomas Keller's bakeries are packing in the pumpkin, with breakfast pastries, cookies, and more. A few of the goodies, after the jump.
Pumpkin danish ($3.50): The best of the bunch. Somehow, the deep, almost molasses-y pumpkin puree doesn't overwhelm the delicate, flaky pastry. A first-class breakfast confection.
Pumpkin brioche ($2.25): Moist, with a beautifully elastic interior. Does it taste much like pumpkin? Nah, but with pearl sugar and perfectly toasted pepitas on top, no one was complaining.
TKO ($2.25): Thomas Keller's signature Oreo-type cookies, in bat shape with orange filling.
Pumpkin macaron: ($2.25): We've never loved Bouchon's macarons; these big guys were quite sweet, with a filling that tasted only of buttercream—really, more like that first butter-sugar step when you make cookies.