Croissant D'or has always been a favorite of mine. it's nearby, wide selection, and for me their croissant has always been the epitome of european perfection. as a simple man, i almost always get the plain...their recipe & technique is simply the best ive had stateside -- flaky on the outside, layered, almost-gooey buttery goodness on the inside. at $1.25 it simply doesnt get any better.
as you may know, Croissant D'or is under new ownership. ive been several times in the past month and my report is in -- theyve killed the croissant.
price is up 50 cents, but okay. the problem is that they are now baking a crescent-shaped dinner roll. it is not flaky. it is not layered. its just a mushy roll. im shocked. devastated. what happened!? i assume they bought the recipes w/ the business, as i see many of the past pastries and desserts. ive heard baking croissants correctly is a challenge..i guess the new baker must just not be to to the task.
other miffs -- $20 min on credit cards (at a bakery? c'mon at least do $10, a meal for two), dont see gelato, and theyre serving king cake out of season.
this is disappointing... w/o that croissant i dont have much reason to be a regular. boo!