Prospero Velazco | French Patisserie | Palermo

the counter of heaven

window of heaven

jamon crudo sandwich

vegetarian sandwich

Prospero Velazco

Arevalo 1947, Palermo, Buenos Aires 4771 1194

As some of you know I have stepped over to the dark side. (Let’s give me a moment of silence as I weep for a minute here). Isn’t opening a restaurant exhilarating, some might ask? The rush of cooking for a bunch of people that have decided against ordering convenient Arg-Chinese food, who put on their suits, and fancy up to our door for a night of The Lost Asian. No stress at all, as my sous-chef and I stood behind our fryer last week and looked at each other, hoping this batch of our home made spring rolls would be perfect. How exciting it seems, when I realized I’m not the blogger anymore, but the cook behind her station pleading for a perfect execution for each dish as I see my fellow friends taking out their cameras and clicking away. Uh-Oh.:) 

This current moment of delicious food that is not cooked by me is super-duper-appreciated by me- hence the reason I want to take a moment to write about this place. 

Restaurant Critic

This place is at a corner, right by a narrow alley, quiet with no visible sign and lots of lights shining into the window. I love the baby blue walls, white interior design, and 4 little tables with lots of pastries surrounding you. Two women, clean white aprons, explaining the display of exquisitely-made french desserts, and opening up a menu of sandwiches with their homemade breads. A great place to drop by for their illy coffee, a french croissant or two, sandwiches, or tea and dessert with friends.

Food Critic

48 pesos ($10) for a salmon sandwich with their homemade baguette? Such a deal compare to other cafes that sells over 60 pesos for their salmon sandwiches. Their vegetarian sandwich 38 pesos ($8) with olive focaccia bread was a mouthful of olives, warm bread, grilled veggies, and brie; I also innocently poured (not drizzle) their boutique olive oil that was sitting there on the table- which elevated the whole sandwich experience to another level. After coffee, we decided that this lunch won’t be complete unless we took home some croissants and dark chocolate mousse cake.

Pros

  • quiet location
  • homemade breads, everything made fresh
  • great service: two women working
  • affordable
  • love the light and design of the interior
  • the little cakes and mousses
Cons
  • the croissants, less greasy than L’epi, and more flavourful than Le Ble, still was decent but I wasn’t fainting of happiness

What I’ve been doing: 

*Just went back to Lo de Paka: the matambrito is out of the world- still the best.  Actually everything is/still fabulous, for the price and quality.

*Juana M meat decreased in size, still bastante good.

* Olsen’s ambiance is one of the kind, food is still very sad. Sigh.

* Cafe Crespin’s lemon tart: if you love tarty, thick cookie crumb crust, you’ll love theirs. Love their cappuccino, always.

* Reading Allie’s new post, “This is Why You’re Fat”.

 

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