Frank Sinatra's Go-To Order At His Favorite Pastry Shop

Frank Sinatra was a titan of the music world, achieving chart-topping hits, a Grammy award, and praise from artists across the wild and varied spectrum of music. He was even an Oscar-winning actor, explains Rolling Stone, clearly establishing himself as a versatile and skillful artist adept at many talents most of us can only dream of.

Despite his immense fame, Sinatra was clearly still in touch with his humble side. According to The New York Times Style Magazine, one of Sinatra's favorite places to visit was an independent patisserie in New York. Called Veniero's, the Italian bakery has been run by the same family since 1894, gaining Sinatra as one of its famous customers.

If you think it may seem surprising that Sinatra — a man who Rolling Stone reports was renowned for heavy drinking, entertaining, and being a hit with women — was a fan of a small pastry shop, just wait until you find out what his order of choice was. It was not exactly a snack that matched his flamboyant personality.

Frank Sinatra's favorite biscuit is made with sesame seeds

Snatching Frank Sinatra as a patron was surely a great catch for Veniero's, but his go-to order is perhaps a little more bland than his reputation might suggest. Rather than opting for a ridiculously enormous cake or a booze-filled treat, The New York Times Style Magazine reveals that Sinatra's usual request was for a large crunchy pastry called a Regina — in essence, a sesame seed biscuit.

Italy Magazine gives the biscuit a full name of Biscotti Regina but explains that there are other names including Queen's cookie, Chicken's S**t, and Angel's S**t. Shrouded in sesame seeds and featuring a soft, lemon-flavored interior, the Regina biscuit is a Sicilian favorite, and the inclusion of lard is said to create Sinatra's preferred crunchy texture.

Sinatra was clearly a major food fan — something he was perhaps destined to be from birth, having weighed a whopping 13.5 pounds, according to the Frank Sinatra website. The New York Post discusses the singer's enjoyment of large dinner parties (sometimes with more than 30 people at a table), pizza, and breaded veal with spaghetti and red sauce.