Just before storm Jonas – I had the chance to speak with Eric Kaiser of the Maison Kayser bakeries. I could share how incredibly delicious his pastries and baguettes are – but I think it’s really worth tasting and seeing yourself. Eric brings transparency to his authentic bread making (Boulangerie) by keeping the kitchen out in the open – really cool!
I showed up for coffee & baguettes over in Tribeca thinking I was going to have a quick chat and warm up from the cold, but I left feeling inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit, passion, and energy of Eric Kaiser. It’s times like these that I remember why I love New York City. It attracts the doers and makers from all of the world – cultivating an energy that for me, is contagious.
Eric had a dream to bring his artisan craftsmanship to New York City and succeeded…nine times.
I chuckled a bit when Eric explained how his bakeries are meant to be enjoyed the Parisian way – in other words comfortable, beautiful, and built to spend time. I shot a glance at the line of New Yorkers hastily putting in to-go orders. Perhaps he was presumptuous in assuming New Yorkers would take off their headphones and change their beat, but more likely he didn’t care. His bakeries are, after all, Parisian.
This year, my only love affair has been my ongoing relationship with NYC – but I always believed that Valentine’s Day is a time to express to all of your family and friends how much you love them. This year it’s zero degrees and it’s Sunday. I can’t think of a better opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy the company of loved ones in one of the romantic Maison Kayser bakeries.