Tartine in Itaewon

Alright, so I’m certainly not the first to write about Tartine. And I hope I’m not the last because this little bakery in Itaewon has been a regular on our culinary rotation for quite a while now, and deserves mention after mention for the service it does to the foreign population of Korea.

The specialty mini pies available in a variety of flavors keep us going back for more. Weekends bring out the cream pies, which are some of our favorites. On the regular rotation seems to be chocolate cream, banana cream, coconut cream, lemon meringue, apple, pecan, blueberry, butter tart and cherry. When you dine in, they are presented beautifully on a plate drizzled with sweet sauces and honey to compliment. When you take-out, you walk away with a heavy duty box to protect your treasure inside until you get home.

The cookies are equally impressive, I recommend the chocolate chip or peanut butter chocolate chunk. Also available are Romanian peasant breads in two flavors, as well as a Monday beef pot pie dinner, both that I have yet to try.

Lending to my Tartine loyalty is that Chef Garrett is from Astoria, Oregon. Best known as the setting behind great movies such as Goonies and Kindergarten Cop, Astoria is a small coastal town a few hours from where I grew up in Portland that holds a lot of memories from my childhood. And he’s always been a nice guy when we are in there.

We go for special occasions. We go to surprise each other with a little piece of heaven in a delicious pie crust when feeling down. We go simply because we’re in Itaewon.

You don’t need a reason to go, other than it is delicious. On the off chance that you haven’t been to Tartine, do yourself a favor and get in there. The chocolate cream pie is excellent with a latte.


~ by ripcitytoseoul on October 10, 2010.

2 Responses to “Tartine in Itaewon”

  1. I love that place!

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