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Croissant? Where art thou?


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Croissant? Where art thou?

Food Paladin | | Oct 19, 2001 02:05 PM

Fellow Chouhound:

I have searched Boston high and low for a decent croissant. You all know what I'm looking for. That diet busting buttery, flaky delight that you can find in any street cafe in France. Not the heavy, poor imposters flogged by most bakers in the States (with berries, jam, cheese or other Bowdlerisations similarly inflicted on the bagel when they can't make a good imitation of the NY or Montreal styles).

No not those imposters and abominations but the kind that accompanies a bowl of cafe au lait while you gaze from your table at the world drifting by. THE REAL THING. Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to help me find the real thing.

I did have a very good one in some little bakery (run be a French couple) on the South Shore (Cohasset, I think- I'll get the name and post it) but now I'm in Newton and really want to find a baker to regularly provision my weekend breakfast.

Any suggestions? Have apetite, will travel (30 minutes).


P.S. It would be great if they did a real baguette too!