Sunday, April 18, 2010

How can something be this good?

Boulangerie Julien has one of the best baguettes in town. But as good as they are—and trust me, they are incredible—I can’t say they outshine the viennoiseries.

Bennie, a trusted New York sweets companion, has a good eye. Now stuck here in Paris (and aren’t there worse places to be stranded??) he noticed Boulangerie Julien on his first day and I dutifully accompanied him to pick something up for breakfast. We opted for a classic almond croissant.

Fresh and flaky, slightly chewy and caramelized at the edges, dusted with powdered sugar and almond slivers and, best of all, pumped full of almond paste. Having something this delicious for breakfast on a warm spring day is one of the greatest pleasures in life.

7 comments:

Rosemary said...

omg - that looks amazing! anything with almond is first rate

Lazaro Cooks! said...

That really looks fantastic. Lucky you for getting to eat it. Thanks for sharing.

Edward said...

I just arrived in Paris and as it happens im not staying very far from a Patisserie Julien so I know what im having for breakfast at some point this week

Sweet Freak said...

Lucky, indeed. Dangerously lucky, as I'm a sucker for anything almond as well! Edward, you'll have to let me know what you sample chez-Julien!

Edd said...

Unfortunately I never made it, I was going to go this morning before my train home but after going to 13 patisseries and chocolate shops in five days my stomach finally gave in so it will just have to wait until my next trip

Sweet Freak said...

Oui, at least you have something to look forward to. And good to know you didn't deprive yourself. :)

Esme said...

What suggestions do you have for breakfast in NY-I am staying in Times Square but do not mind traveling.

thank you.