[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

From now until December 24th, head to the Columbus Circle Holiday Market for a dose of canelés and financiers from Les Canelés de Céline. Previously, you could only purchase Céline's sweets via online order, or for delivery or pick-up (with a minimum order). But now you can simply drop by the market for individual canelés and financiers, $1.50 each.

Trust me, though, you won't leave with just one. Céline's created new flavors since our last post, including a fragrant rose canelé, the interior a light shade of pink. For something bolder, head for the rum canelé, though bright citrus numbers such as grapefruit and lime are equally wonderful. With the contrast between the crackle-crunch of the caramelized exterior and the canelé's custardy moist interior, they're bliss in a bite. And don't forget about the mini financiers. Nutty and melt-in-your-mouth, they come in a classic plain, chocolate chip, pecan, and—my personal favorite—the crushed pink praline pictured at top left.

Les Canelés de Céline

At the Columbus Circle Holiday Market until December 24th (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.


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