Patisserie Manon

Jean-Paul Layden and his wife, Rachel, operate this gorgeous bakery and epicerie on upper Charleston, and you have to look hard on the Strip (at places such as Payard) to find pastries of comparable quality.

The prices here are much lower, of course. We’re talking croissants to rival any in town, macaroons, fruit tarts and Croque Monsieur, all made from natural ingredients and pretty enough for a Paris window display.

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Combining ingredients that are both popular and typical of Middle Eastern and Moroccan cuisine, Paymon’s general manager Jeff Ecker created a drink that pairs well with the tradition of smoking hookah. With delicate flavors such as mango, coconut, orange and cherry, Ecker notes that it appeals to the female set as well. The cocktail was also featured in 2002 on Rachael Ray’s show, $40 a Day. It has remained on the menu ever since, a testament to the enduring success of this match made in the Mediterranean.

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