Chantilly in Bronxville

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Yes, it all tastes as good as it looks at this newly opened slice of heaven. That’s because Chantilly bakery, which has been in business since early this year, is run by three Argentine women (sisters Maria Gambini and Mariana Delgado Gambini and their mom, Mirta Gambini) with extensive backgrounds in the arts.

Maria previously worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is a fine artist in her own right; Mariana graduated from Johnson and Wales in Providence, R.I., with a degree in pastry and previously worked at Westchester Country Club, while Mirta has a background in interior design.

The three pride themselves on the aesthetics of everything they do — from custom cakes to their everyday creations of croissants, brioches, mousses, tarts and more. There are more than 120 fresh items daily, including the popular “Andree,” a hazelnut milk and dark chocolate layered pastry with gold and red currants. Also worth indulging in: the French macaroons, Madeleines and homemade honey marshmallows.

They also specialize in custom cakes from 6 inches to seven tiers. “We always work closely with our customers to design whatever they want, so they feel part of the decorating process,” says Mariana. And it tastes great, too: Everything is made from scratch. “It is very important for me to know what is going into a product and for it to taste as good as it looks,” she says. — Jeanne Muchnick

Details: 135 Parkway Road, Bronxville. 914-771.9400; www.chantillybronxville.com. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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