Bonaparte Bread, I picked out the coconut macaroon because it looked so simple.
The bakery in Savage Mill sells terrific breads and a line of sweets like tarts, opera cake and scones. They're wonderful, and the macaroon lived up to the reputation -- dense and sweet, but with coconut way out in front. The flavor overcomes the sugar, and the moist texture closer to a marizipan than cake.
Bonaparte and Touche Touchet in Columbia fulfil everything that you would want from a bakery. Settle at a table for a sweet and an escape from the cold outside. Or carry out a special dessert to enjoy at home.
The coconut macaroon is large enough to split. You could buy a few for a dinner party -- or mix it up with selections from the case. You also eat one alone in your car -- but that's a big dessert. Get a cup of coffee to go along.