If it's true, if Patisserie Claude will no longer be as of 2009, then I am eating at least one croissant and one pain au chocolat every week for the rest of the year. That's just how devoted I am to the higher calling of eating New York's best of the very best.
I'll also do it for my friend Mary Ronan. She turned me onto Claude a few years ago, but now she lives in China. She's going to be sad that Claude won't be there next time she swings through town. Maybe she'll sleep easier, knowing I'm eating for both of us.
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