Husband and wife Maarten and Frances Steenman met in 1990 while employed at a small bakery in Mount Kisco. The duo has always shared a similar philosophy: to use only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients and finish each dessert with a simple yet stunning design. Maarten, a Dutch-born baker, has experience with several patisseries in Europe including Holland, France, Belgium, and Norway. Specialty cakes and tarts include the apple tarte tatin, cherry tart, and the Westchester Magazine pick for best chocolate cake in the county, the chocolate extreme. The gelato (pistachio especially) is also somethig not to be missed.
The Scoop on Chocolate Ice Cream
The Amuse Bouche’s Sweet Spot “La Tulipe’s Tarte Tatin”
Best Doughnuts (2012)
Best Macaron (2012)
Here’s a tip for when you’ve done something rotten: Get the one that you’ve aggrieved a big box of La Tulipe macarons. They’re so pretty, so gem-like, so bursting with intense fruit flavors that it’s impossible not to smile with a box in hand.