Tout Sweet: Get a Sugar Rush at Union Square's New Patisserie
Union Square visitors will soon have a sweet spot to take a break from the crowds. Last night we attended the media preview for Tout Sweet, the new patisserie inside Macy's from Top Chef Just Desserts season one winner Yigit Pura. The 1,500 square foot space is predominantly white, all the better to showcase Pura's jewel-like display of French macarons, cakes, tarts, pastries, and pates de fruits.
Anna Roth Tesla Tart from Tout Sweet Patisserie
Everything we sampled was tasty -- especially Tout Sweet's namesake chocolate layer cake and a salted caramel macaron named after Pura's oldest childhood friend -- but our favorite by far was the Tesla tart, an amped-up version of a traditional lemon tart. Pura was inspired by Nikola Tesler's vision to translate electricity into power, and the electric yellow tart's blend of passion fruit, yuzu and meyer lemon curd did give the taste buds a jolt. It was topped with a house-made passion fruit marshmallow (Pura said passion fruit is one of his favorite flavors), which was fluffy, light, tropical, and one of the best marshmallows we have ever eaten.
The menu also includes sandwiches and breakfast items for those wanting something a little more substantial, as well as take-home items like bags of marshmallows and jars of dessert sauces, fruit curds, jams, marmalades, and other confections.
Tout Sweet opens next Saturday, September 8 at 10 a.m. The first 100 people to walk through the door will be given a "special gift" from Pura himself.