When we think of Valentine’s Day we tend to think of chocolate, love, and presents, yet most of us don’t know that Valentine’s Day has its roots in an ancient Roman fertility festival called Lupercalia. It was a festival celebrating early spring, fertility, the ancestors, and love. The ancient priests would sacrifice a goat and then make their way around the perimeter of the city of Rome, lightly tapping women on the way with strips of the blood-soaked goat’s skin. No one thought this was strange, as this was an invitation for the spirits of the ancestors to re-incarnate through the cycle of rebirth and ensure fertility. At the end of the day single girls would write their names and place them into an urn. Each bachelor would pick a name out of the urn and would spend the year with her — thus ensuring fertility for the community. Continue reading →
Founded in 2015 by Andrea Meyer, Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie is one of our very favorite bakeries that specializes in a large variety of French-style pastries made from scratch daily utilizing the finest ingredients, including its signature French Macarons, cruffins, croissants, tarts, éclairs, and custom-made cakes.
A rotating selection of delectable offerings feature seasonally inspired flavors, and the full coffee and espresso bar utilizes a custom blend of beans from Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters. Bisous Bisous also offers culinary classes, mobile sales opportunities with its Rendezvous food truck, and an off-site kitchen for wholesale business. Continue reading →
As we fly through this week dining on fried beef, black eyed peas and cornbread we are generally offered a sweet ending in the form of a slice of pie. Knowing now this will happen at even the most high browed of places we attempt to save a spot in the tummy for a treat. And who doesn’t love a good pie?
Looking for the perfect holiday gift that screams Dallas? Want something tasty, fun-filled and unique? We have you covered with our 2017 Holiday Picks. We went out of our way to select some fun and sui generis ideas that will make shopping so much easier. Read on my friends.
One of our favorite joys of the season are spent devouring wonderful pastries, and the good people at Bisous Bisousin Uptown provide the perfect holiday gift (and hostess gift) in their macaron tower. These splendid towers are as delicious as they are beautiful. The towers range from 4-tier (45 macarons) to 10-tier (220 macarons) with prices starting at $99. You will be the hit of any party with these beautiful displays that are truly edible. Continue reading →
Bisous Bisous Pátisserie in West Village in West Village is open today to celebrate National Macaron Day. Stop by Bisous Bisous until 7pm to receive a complimentary Banana Split macaron in honor of the special day. Continue reading →