Bien Cuit on Christopher Street
Pot Pies ($8 each)
"They may look small but you'll finish it, then start really feeling it," said Golper. Two flavors available: Chicken and Turnip Pot Pie; and Artichoke, Green Olives and Redding Cheese Pot Pie.
Loads of Loaves
Bread is how this all started. Zachary Golper has been obsessed with baking bread since age ten. At Bien Cuit you'll find staggering round loaves and long baguettes with crisp crusts and a soft, chewy crumb.
Croissants, brioche, and more pastries. Those almond croissants ($4.25) on the bottom row start as plain croissants that are filled with almond cream, then dipped in simple syrup and some brandy, then baked again to get that golden-brown shell.
Caesar Salad ($8)
It contains the traditional French elements—Romaine lettuce and an egg-based dressing—along with Bien Cuit's house-baked croutons, roasted garlic oil, and truffle salt.
Bibb Lettuce Salad ($8)
Flowery leaves of Bibb lettuce with salt-cured leeks and radishes.
See that door on the left? Golper salvaged it from an old church in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where his wife Kate is from. He likes the rustic feel it brings to the bakery.
Inside the Bakery
It's about the same size as the Smith Street location, with a similar barnyard meets French cottage feel.