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Let the meticulously-crafted, exquisite-tasting petit cake transport you to an age where baking was an art, a time when pastries were made with care and deliberation.  Accompany with a cup of tea, coffee or champagne. Enjoy a moment of delightful respite - a sweet indulgence in simple "joie de vivre". 

 

Product Fact Sheet

No effort has been spared to source the very finest of ingredients - luxury liqueurs,  fondant patissiere, German marzipan.  What this means is that the flavors are unsurpassed.  

Additionally, with strict adherence to time-honored French patisserie techniques, the cakes remain true to their origins, with a beautiful glaze, delicate texture, and exquisite flavor.

Elegantly packaged in a box of four or nine, the petit cakes make a charming special occasion gift.

 
 

Media Features

 

Sweet and Elegant Flavors Packed in a Square Inch "Petits fours make a comeback at the Bon Vivant New York Cake Café on the Upper East Side." - Florence Fabricant, New York Times, March 2017

Sweet and Elegant Flavors Packed in a Square Inch
"Petits fours make a comeback at the Bon Vivant New York Cake Café on the Upper East Side."
- Florence Fabricant, New York Times, March 2017

THE NEWS IN STYLE - the start - SWEET RINGS "Sample la dolce vita with a recipe straight from Bulgari's latest high jewelry collection of more than 100 one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by traditional Italian celebrations: Melt a generous amount of pink gold, stir in emeralds, rubies, and sapphires, and sprinkle with diamonds. Slip on your fingers and enjoy." - InStyle Magazine, September 2017

THE NEWS IN STYLE - the start - SWEET RINGS
"Sample la dolce vita with a recipe straight from Bulgari's latest high jewelry collection of more than 100 one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by traditional Italian celebrations: Melt a generous amount of pink gold, stir in emeralds, rubies, and sapphires, and sprinkle with diamonds. Slip on your fingers and enjoy."
- InStyle Magazine, September 2017

The Dinner movie 2017

The Dinner movie 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month In NY "The sweet treat raises awareness for breast cancer by donating 10 percent of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Satisfying anyone’s sweet tooth, the dessert is a liqueur-laced vanilla caked layered with sweet rose flavored buttercream. Topped with a German almond marzipan, the cake is dipped in a rose glaze and adorned with an edible gold leaf and sugar rose bud." - CBS New York, October 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month In NY
"The sweet treat raises awareness for breast cancer by donating 10 percent of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Satisfying anyone’s sweet tooth, the dessert is a liqueur-laced vanilla caked layered with sweet rose flavored buttercream. Topped with a German almond marzipan, the cake is dipped in a rose glaze and adorned with an edible gold leaf and sugar rose bud."
- CBS New York, October 2017

Set Off on a Dessert Treasure Hunt for these 11 Satisfying Sweet Treats - Madina Papadopoulos, Gotham Magazine, July 2016

Set Off on a Dessert Treasure Hunt for these 11 Satisfying Sweet Treats
- Madina Papadopoulos, Gotham Magazine, July 2016

 

Geoffrey Zakarian, a leading figure in the culinary world, highly respected restaurateur with several nationally acclaimed restaurants, beloved judge on Food Network's Chopped and winner of American Iron Chef, shares some thoughts after a visit at the Bon Vivant Cake Café.

Darcy Miller, Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings, noted Author, Illustrator and Celebrations Expert shares an image of Bon Vivant Cakes. 

 

Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe / Miss France 2016, recently visited the Bon Vivant Cake Café. Here she shares a picture of the Rose Petal Cake.

Madina Papadopoulos is a freelance writer based out of NYC and New Orleans, covering a range of topics from TV, film, food, drink, restaurants... basically anything fun.

 

The Quest for Quiet - January 2017

Paying attention to places that provide a peaceful atmosphere

It is like stepping back in time, when true, quality ingredients mattered, and providores took pride in the smallest of details. Bon Vivant feels like a safe, slow, haven, while the world still races by outside.
— Carolyne Roehm

Carolyne Roehm is a style icon and lifestyle maven. Carolyne has been part of American design culture for over four decades, with a career spanning the fashion, gardening, entertaining, publishing and decorative arts worlds.

 
Loews Regency New York Hotel is eager to announce the debut of Flavor by Loews Hotels – where guests can taste New York’s homegrown flavor with the best local food and beverages right on property.

mouthwatering bite sized petit four cakes from Bon Vivant
— Haute Living
The Regency Bar & Grill is serving a limited edition Rose Petit Cake from Bon Vivant, to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month – with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Guests can simply order the “Pink Petit Four Cake” after their lunch, dinner or weekend brunch service to enjoy this delicious treat and contribute to an important cause. So, stop on by, indulge your sweet tooth, and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
— Beverly Hills Lifestyle
The sweet treat raises awareness for breast cancer by donating 10 percent of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Satisfying anyone’s sweet tooth, the dessert is a liqueur-laced vanilla caked layered with sweet rose flavored buttercream. Topped with a German almond marzipan, the cake is dipped in a rose glaze and adorned with an edible gold leaf and sugar rose bud.
— CBS New York
Maya Hormis

Maya Hormis

Rose Petit Cake supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Rose Petit Cake supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

 

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At our core we believe -

The power of the individual spirit to transform, to achieve. Whatever you desire - the highest glory, the most incredible love, unbelievable happiness - is within your reach, if you know you desire it and seek it. 

Bon Vivant New York is  the culmination of such a pursuit - the desire to participate, or rather, to thrive, giving yourself fully to what you love.
What is your joy.

Inspiration leads to an idea -    to live richly and find the magic

In well publicized commencement speech at Stanford  University, Steve Jobs once spoke these wise words:

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Inspired to find work that deeply resonated with her, Maya Hormis, embarked on an exploratory period leaving a 17-year corporate career to pursue her passions. The result, which included a year of intense study at Le Cordon Bleu, was, Maya recalls, one of the most exhilarating experiences of her life.

There was no turning back. Maya returned to New York determined to live only pursuing what brings true happiness. 

The idea - to live richly and find the magic - is the founding principle of Bon Vivant.  

Quiet, peaceful space to enjoy -

Bon Vivant invites you to a quiet, peaceful space, away from a maddening pace, to enjoy a pretty moment, a piece of delicate cake, a cup of aromatic café, where one slows down, cherishes the beauty and finds the enchantment.

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