Thanksgiving Desserts from Chiboust

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I’m Mary Lynn Mitcham and I’m taking over the Small Bites Blog until Liz Johnson returns from maternity leave. (No baby yet, we hear, but I’ll let you know!)

So from now until January, I’ll keep you posted on all the restaurant news and fabulous meals I find in Westchester and Rockland.

Recently, I had an amazing meal at Chiboust in Tarrytown. It’s right across from the Tarrytown Music Hall and if you’ve never been … well, what are you waiting for? The converted little Laundromat is a gorgeous restaurant and has been for six years. Jill Rose, the owner, is famous for her pastries. She was the pastry chef at New York’s Aureole and at Lespinasse and she put Chiboust on the map with a huge selection of wonderful baked goods and stylish French cooking. It’s one of those places where you have to get dessert.

But even better is that Rose offers her desserts to go for Thankgiving. In fact, she prepares a special holiday dessert menu and if you’re looking to wow a holiday host, this is a darn good way to do it. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the favorites:

This (above) is her lemon meringue, which she sells for $24.

This is her pear caramel torte, which goes for $32. Can you imagine what your host would say if you showed up with that for Thanksgiving?

This is her plum frangipane tart, which she offers for $28.

Rose, who by the way has taken over as head chef in the kitchen at Chiboust, isn’t open on Thanksgiving Day, but you can pick up your order the night before: Chiboust will be open until 9:00 p.m. The restaurant will be accepting Thanksgiving orders starting today, November 1. For a full list of their holiday offerings (we hear Rose has been conducting apple-tastings at the local farmers’ markets to see which will make the best apple pie) visit chiboust.com

And if you’re looking for more info on Chiboust, here it is.

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