I recently went to Wayfare Tavern, Tyler Florence's restaurant in the Financial District, to celebrate my friend Evelyn's birthday. Dinner was pretty good, but what really captured my fancy were the fresh popovers, hot from the oven, that were served as the bread course. They were so delicious I even helped myself to Christine's share, but that doesn't count since she's gluten-intolerant. Would have been a shame to let it go to waste, right?
But the best popovers I've ever had, hands down, are from The Rotunda Restaurant at Neiman Marcus. Kind of strange that amongst all the couture and high-end shoes they'd be famous for this bread, but it's true. Their popovers are massive and served with the most delicious strawberry butter. I may not be able to afford those d'Orsay Manolos, but I can console myself with the popovers! Get the recipe by clicking here.