One dude in a neon aubergine sweater and blueberry-hued knit beanie. Two sweeping cobalt, floor-length wool coats. And black. A sea of impeccable, utterly chic black.
So what better way to feed the smartly dressed set than with pizettes and pastries from an offshoot of a famous Parisian pâtisserie? More modern than the original, Rose Bakery has style in spades thanks to a floor-to-ceiling column dressed in a multicolored patchwork knit by artist Magda Sayeg.
The savory menu changes daily. We tried an individual square of deliciously eggy quiche ($15) was loaded with roasted pumpkin and bubbling ricotta. The thin-crusted pizette ($15), just larger than a salad plate and topped with sweet caramelized onions and anchovies, was less of a commitment.
But if you're thinking of trying on that Saint Laurent dress after lunch, let us suggest the bakery's signature assiette de legumes, a vegetable plate composed of items like grated carrot salad, shaved fennel with avocado and grapefruit, and rutabaga and chard gratin ($13 for a choice of three salads; $17 for five).
Or perhaps you'd like a soft-boiled egg ($9) served with toast soldiers and the cutest miniature bottle of Marmite you've ever seen.
Marmite: It's the new black.
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