Bon Vivant Cake Shop

Bon Vivant Cake Shop

On a quiet street on the Upper East Side appropriately called “Designers’ Way”, amidst a row of luxury design stores and Michelin-starred restaurants, lies the Bon Vivant Cake Shop with its classic petits fours.

Another unexpected feature of the store are the delightful French architectural details. The visitor is initially greeted by a set of wisteria vines in ceramic pots that grace the front entrance. Inside the 20’ vaulted space, French limestone walls, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and stone pavers from historic manors of Burgundy form an eclectic mélange of the classical and modern.

A statement stairway, impeccably handcrafted by artisans in France, leads to upper level with walls of a deep purple alongside stone ones bedecked by tall mirrors.

In the forefront, marble shelves display gold platters filled with prettily colored and decorated petits fours.

A beautifully lit cabinet showcases a collection of fine teas, luxurious gift boxes, and elaborate celebrations arrangements.

Clusters of soft colored flowers and crystal chandeliers reflect in the walled mirrors, amplifying light, evoking the sense of a hundred-windowed room.

Seated at one of the marbled tables, you may enjoy the exquisitely flavored petits fours, paired with premium tea served in fine china; or, if preferred, one of the classic Viennese espresso beverages. As you indulge in the moment, you may hear “La Vie en Rose” or another of the great French classics playing, all to encapsulate you in a thoroughly charming ‘Bon Vivant’ time.

Book: New York in Bloom by Georgianna Lane

What an incredible honor it has been for us to have Bon Vivant petits fours featured by Georgianna Lane @georgiannalane in her newest and stunningly beautiful book “New York in Bloom”.

As part of a series on cities that included beautiful imagery from Paris previously and showcases London next, ‘New York in Bloom’ is a visual feast with the most gorgeous images of gardens, parks, flowers, architectural detail and other hidden treasures you would not believe existed in your city.

Georgianna's photography style is poetic, mesmerizing, and remind of the dreamlike quality of an Impressionist painting.

A ‘Petit Four’ Moment in Molly Ringwald's movie "All These Small Moments"

A ‘Petit Four’ Moment in Molly Ringwald's movie "All These Small Moments"

In one of the final and most endearing scenes, Howie is in the library with Lindsay, sharing a box of the treats that he had previously imagined the mystery woman to enjoy - Petits Fours!

Open on the study table, is a pastel blue box of petits fours (from Bon Vivant New York). Lindsay and Howie are seen talking and laughing in carefree ebullience as Lindsay enjoys a bite of the petit four adorned with a pink rosebud.

Bon Vivant New York Presents the Christmas Ornament Holiday Collection

Bon Vivant New York Presents the Christmas Ornament Holiday Collection

This year, we’ve been inspired by the celebrated royal Fabergé eggs to design our Christmas Ornament holiday collection.

These majestic creations are known all over the world for their unique artistry and exquisiteness. In 1885, Tsar Alexander III commissioned the House of Fabergé, to design the first ornamental egg known as the Hen Egg, for his wife Empress Maria Feodorovna as a gift to her for the Easter holiday.

Each year after that, Fabergé would create a new ornamental egg for the Tsar to continue this tradition for his beloved wife, which later his son Nicholas II also continued for his own wife. These imperial eggs became more elaborate and innovative in their design, with intricate details and mechanisms, vibrant colors and precious stones.

Our Bon Vivant Christmas Ornament collection is a romantic and whimsical tribute to the magnificent beauty of these treasures. Our handcrafted petit cakes are created in the most decadent flavors of Rose Petal, Lemon Zest, and Bourbon Vanilla, featuring luscious fondant in rich jewel tones of amethyst, gold and turquoise, and each cake is adorned with a pearlized sugar flower or golden snowflake for a festive holiday touch.

The Christmas Ornament collection will be available to preorder online at bonvivantnewyork.com. The Christmas Ornament Petit Four flight will be available starting Thanksgiving at The Regency Bar & Grill at Loews Regency New York.

Published in Resident Magazine in DINING section, December 2018 issue and Luxury Travel Magazine.

A Special Evening of Fundraising for City Harvest (Read more for pictures)

A Special Evening of Fundraising for City Harvest (Read more for pictures)

It was a special evening of fun, feast and fundraising! Bon Vivant was thrilled to participate in this year’s  City Harvest’s BID Fundraising event. 

Guests were immersed in a lively Havana Nights theme as they bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences. There was live entertainment to be enjoyed, delicious small plates and cocktails to be enjoyed from over 50 of New York City’s best chefs, restaurants, and mixologists, including Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, Francois Payard, Per Se, The Lambs Club, Ron Ben Israel, Gramercy Tavern, Kerry Heffernan of Grand Banks, Gabriel Kreuther, Marcus Glocker of Batard, 21 Club, Asiate at Mandarin Oriental, Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit, Angie Mar of the Beatrice Inn, Angie Rito of Don Angie, and Seki Shi of Sushi Seki.

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian hosted VIPs in GZ’s Social Club, featuring interactive gourmet tastings, luxury purveyors, specialty cocktails, superior reserve wines, a special gift, and unique entertainment.

Bon Vivant New York presented Havana themed petits fours for participants to enjoy. As a a fun interactive element, guests were invited to pipe Havana themed flowers over the BID logo template. The final decorated piece left as a sweet reminder of the great evening and as a small token of thanks to the excellent work of the organizers and volunteers.

The icing on the cake - the evening raised a record $1.6 million, enough to help feed over 18,000 New Yorkers in need for a year.

Bon Vivant Joins City Harvest in Annual BID Fundraising Event

Bon Vivant Joins City Harvest in Annual BID Fundraising Event

We’re excited to support City Harvest at their signature Fall event BID on October 4th.

This year’s high-energy Havana Nights theme will feature an incredible tasting experience with gourmet food and specialty drink samples from more than 50 of NYC’s best chefs, restaurants and mixologists, plus live entertainment, and live and silent auctions.  Bon Vivant will provide an assortment of Havana Nights themed petits fours for attendees to enjoy.

We’re so pleased to participate in such a worthwhile cause, which helps to feed millions of New Yorkers in need across the 5 boroughs.

Tickets are still available, so come join us in the fun and help support a great cause!
http://cityharvest.org/bid

#WeAreCityHarvest


Event Details
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th St
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Tennis Cake Anyone? Bon Vivant Serves Up Custom Designed Cakes at Loews Regency Hotel Event (Read more for event photos)

Tennis Cake Anyone? Bon Vivant Serves Up Custom Designed Cakes at Loews Regency Hotel Event (Read more for event photos)

To help kick off the US Open Tennis Championships this month, Bon Vivant will team up with Loews Regency Hotel as its Flavor Partner, by providing custom designed “tennis ball themed” petits fours to be featured at an exclusive event celebrating fitness, food and fashion.

The event is hosted by WTA ranked players Victoria Azarenka and Amanda Anisimova, and takes place Wednesday, August 22, 5-7:30 PM in the Great Lawn space of the hotel, at 540 Park Avenue. Other participants include Julien Farel Spa and Lululemon.

We’re excited to share our custom cake collection and cheer on the players – we think it’s a perfect match!

Wednesday, August 22 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Loews Regency New York
540 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

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An Unforgettable Midtown Coffee Experience

 An Unforgettable Midtown Coffee Experience

Nestled on a quiet midtown street, amidst a row of luxury design stores, the Bon Vivant provides an uniquely elegant coffeehouse experience. Serving a menu of Julius Meinl coffee along with classic petit fours, in a beautiful and serene space, the cafe evokes the delicious indulgence of the Viennese coffeehouses of the belle epoque.  

Julius Meinl Coffees, founded in Vienna in 1862, is one of the oldest coffee roasters in the world. Extensive coffee know-how in green coffee purchasing,  long-term relationships with coffee farmers, a careful selection of beans, and a typical Viennese roasting by coffee specialists help ensure the perfect cup of coffee*. It is that perfect experience that Bon Vivant seeks to provide, delivering  one of the best espressos in midtown Manhattan.

Mother's Day Preview Event at Loews Regency New York

Mother's Day Preview Event at Loews Regency New York

As one of the Flavor Partners for Loews Regency in New York, we joined them in hosting a Mother’s Day preview event in April to gear up for the big day.

At The Regency Bar & Grill, guests were able to enjoy delicious samples of the special Mother’s Day brunch menu items, and kids had a chance to decorate their own Bon Vivant petits fours and petit cakes.

It was such a fun and creative event for everyone who attended, and we're so happy we could be a part of it all.

Photograph by Travis Keyes, https://www.instagram.com/twkeyes/

Bon Vivant Joins Loews Regency Client Event

Bon Vivant Joins Loews Regency Client Event

Last October, Loews Regency New York launched its Loews Flavors Program where the hotel partners with the city’s finest local establishments – restaurants, bars, and artisans, to feature special events and activities all within the hotel for guests and visitors to enjoy.

At the Loews Client Event, partners and clients sampled an assortment of Bon Vivant’s exquisite petits fours, and were treated to a live demonstration of cake decoration and piping techniques, making it both an interactive and delicious experience for everyone.

Photos by Nicolette Vanco, https://www.instagram.com/vankz/