No trip to Saratoga Springs, NY is complete without a visit to Mrs. London’s Boulangerie.  And if you’ve been following my blog, you’ll probably remember that I’ve photographed and written about the fabulous cakes and pastries here, here and here.  Although I’ve recently sworn off sugary foods (and alcohol), I was still the one pestering my husband for a Mrs. London’s date this week.  And so we went today for an alfresco lunch.

Our (unsweetened) peach ice teas were a refreshing start to the meal…

peach ice tea at Mrs. London's

And we split the decadent and delicious Roasted Chicken Panini as our main course.  (I got the extra olive.)

Roasted chicken sandwich at Mrs. Londons'

For dessert, I momentarily contemplated being healthy and getting a gluten-free bran muffin, but opted instead for this Almond/Hazelnut Glazed Croissant…which was buttery, flaky, sweet and oh-so-good!

glazed almond hazelnut croissant at Mrs. London's

Meanwhile, my husband exercised great restraint and passed on dessert…that is, until we passed the Plum Dandy frozen yogurt place.  (His version of Nirvana):

Plum Dandy frozen yogurt cup


  1. Susan says:

    I love Aunt Haddy’s Chicken Shack. What music are you playing in Saratoga? I used to love to go there when we lived in Albany, NY. My husband used to be a classical music reviewer for the Schenectady Gazette.

    • Joana says:

      Hi Susan,

      The orchestra did 15 different ballets over the past two weeks (everything from Stravinsky to Gottschalk. There were also two more ballets that were to piano only. Tonight is the last show – I just got back from playing the matinee – and I’m ready for a bit of a break. It’s neat to learn that your husband used to write the classical reviews for the Schenectady Gazette. What is his musical background?

      I don’t actually know Aunt Haddy’s Chicken Shack. I’ll have to look it up!

      I hope your gallery tour goes great!

      With all best wishes, Joana

      On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 9:13 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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