For all you canelé fans out there—put Petrossian on your list of go-to places. In addition to Balthazar, and Les Canelés de Céline, this upscale French caviar house bakes fresh canelés on a daily basis. They're smartly priced at $2.50 each and just the right size. They only bake a dozen a day, no less and no more. Make it a morning treat; they often run out prior to noon. With a warming scent of vanilla, the inside is all custardy moist and lightly sweet, while the caramelized exterior is a deep, almost burnt golden brown. And since you're here for breakfast, look out for the Cherry and Almond Financier; it's less of a financier than a mini-loaf cake, a bargain at $3.75, easily shared between two. The top comes sprinkled in toasted almonds and the buttery cake, made with an extra dose of ground almonds, is studded with sweet cherries.
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