"La Boulange de Polk"

pastel 14" x 18" 2004

Everyone loves La Boulange de Polk – all generations (Find the baby.) And in the French tradition, so do the dogs and pigeons. This spaniel seems to be fascinated by the painted cartoon boy, but we know he just wants his master. The green façade is almost as delicious as the authentic French pastries. When Pascal Rigo opened this boulangerie (following the success of his Pine St. one), the block was rather quiet. Coupled with his Petit Robert next door, a little bit of France livened up the neighborhood. You can almost hear the accordion music. With a bounce in her step, Monique has joie de vie, and passes it on to her patrons. I’ll meet you there for a bowl of café au lait and a chocolate croissant.