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Payard's Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches Are a Mashup We Can Get Behind

Sugar Rush Lauren McInnes 10 comments

Payard has been doling out these little rectangles for three summers now, but from the looks of it they've gotten a makeover for summer 2013: instead of blocky layers of their housemade ice cream and sorbet, they're now swirled together to give the ice cream sandwich a prettier, marbled effect. More

Sugar Rush: Chocolate Bread from Francois Payard Patisserie

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

Payard's chocolate bread ($8) is surprisingly light and low in sweetness. You could eat a half-dozen slices and not feel full. More

15 Can't-Miss Ice Cream Sandwiches in NYC

The Serious Eats Team 13 comments

With "elevated" versions of childhood classics everywhere these days, it's no surprise there are plenty of great ice cream sandwiches around. Which ones are really worth your money? We gathered some old friends and our new favorites for the ice cream sandwiches you shouldn't miss. More

Sugar Rush: Payard's Raspberry Verrine at Butterfield Market

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

Payard might not be returning to the Upper East Side anytime soon, but you can still get many of his pastries (chocolates and fresh almond croissants included) over at Butterfield Market on Lexington Avenue. More

SWEET 2010: The Top Five Desserts

Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

[Photographs: Greg Takayama] Saturday night was nothing but a decadent sugarfest at SWEET, now in its third year running. (Look back on 2008 and 2009, if these aren't enough sweets for you!) This year brought old favorites along with new... More

Sugar Rush: Tout Vanilla at François Chocolate Bar

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] At François Chocolate Bar, one of the few pastry creations with no dark or milk chocolate is the Tout Vanilla ($6), pure white from top to bottom. The base is a buttery, crumbly sable breton,... More

First Look: François Chocolate Bar

Nikki Goldstein 2 comments

[Photo: Kathy Chan] Though his latest operation scales back from full restaurant to ten-seat dessert parlor, Payard has set his sights high with Francois, the newly-opened chocolate bar on the Upper East Side. Maybe a little too high, in... More

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