Saturday, October 01, 2011

The world-renowned Ispahan croissant

Because I’d heard so much about Pierre Hermé’s celebrated Ispahan flavor but had only ever sampled it in a macaron form, never the croissant or cake, I had to cross at least one off the list when I was in Paris.

The croissant it was! And a seriously delicious croissant at that. Crisp on the outside, soft and doughy on the inside.

A fine, sweet glacage and bits of candied berries.

(Just look at those lovely layers.)

Inside, rose-flavored almond paste and raspberry-litchi gelée.

It was all over much too quickly.


aBroad said...

I would have to have at least 2 or 3 to fully appreciate all the levels of wonderfulness this must have .

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Your photos are mouth-watering delicious! I have not had that flavor and rarely eat croissants in Paris. My preference has been for macarons and baguettes and one can only eat so much - hah! I did post on a deliberate choice of croissants this week and will choose again to try the Ispahan at PH. Miam-miam!


Tina said...

These croissants were no doubt unforgettable-lucky you to have sampled them in Paris! I sincerely doubt if there is anything close to this in the US. Thanks for sharing.

Louise said...

Oh wow! That looks sensational. I think I had an ispahan macaron last year. I didn't know about the croissant- this is definitely going on the TBE (to be eaten)

Holiday Baker Man said...

This can't be real!

Anonymous said...

Oh, that looks phenomenal. And I love the color of the filling.

Great blog, btw! Moi j'adore Paris aussi!