After Minetta Tavern, TC and I bid farewell to Hungry and headed on our way. It was the Friday of MLK weekend, and I was going on a road trip for the weekend, so I wanted to go get snacks for the car ride. We wandered around and hit up a few bakeries – first Dominique Ansel, then Francois Payard Bakery…
TC went for the opera cake. I tried a bite and it was super fudgey, and pretty good. I think TC liked it a lot.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take a photo, but I also got a chocolate almond croissant. I wound up not eating it until either very late that night or early the next morning, but it was really, really good… easily the best chocolate almond croissant I’ve had to date (it’s one of my favorite types of croissants, followed closely by almond croissants). So good. Flaky, perfect texture, chocolate running through part of it, and just… amazing. So good. Buttery… delicious… I’ll be back for more.
Yvo says: Obviously, Francois Payard knows his pastries… but goodness, that croissant haunts my dreams. If we’d not been in a bit of a hurry (I was trying to get things done so I could leave for the weekend), I’d have loved to linger over a croissant with a cup of coffee… such a cute shop too.
recommended – especially that croissant, oh my