I ordered two items from a local Monterey French bakery called Parker-Lusseau Pastries. These two items I tried for the very first time: an Americano and a Pithivier. An Americano from my understanding is a shot of espresso with hot water added to it.
We had a great time this weekend – we hung out with my brother David and sister-in-law Julie. They introduced us to the French press which we will probably acquire some time soon because the coffee we had tasted really good. It reminded me a lot of the Americano.
Pithivier is pronounced (Pity-vee-eh) and it is a pastry with almond filling. The shop attendant (maybe owner? I neglected to verify this) mentioned that rum was one of the ingredients as well. I could taste a hint of the rum but I imagine most of the alcohol evaporated during the baking process. The outside had a flakey consistency like a baklava but overall it wasn’t as sweet as a baklava. I enjoyed this afternoon dessert, will probably get it again some time.