Does anyone know where the old French baker at Figaro Cafe on Vermont in Los Feliz can be found now? I went in there to try the flaky, oozing croissants that are the product of an alumnus of an esteemed Parisian Boulangerie, and alas, they are no more. Now the place is owned by some San-Diego based chain who plans on converting many of the now-defunct Noah's franchises into a chain of bakeries. Whoopie! The bar guy said that the old baker is somewhere in Silverlake, but he didn't know the name of the place. Anyone know where i can go to get my paws on his pastries?
This is taken from the LA Times Calendar Live:
Flaky, buttery and oozing with Gruyère, Figaro's ham-and-cheese croissant is, sans doute, the best L.A. has to offer. Baker Jean-Claude Busigny hails from Poilâne, the definitive Paris boulangerie, bringing with him a yeast starter that is more than a decade mature. Walking into Figaro is literally like stepping into a French bakery: Everything from the ceiling to the zinc counters were salvaged from Paris bistros and flea markets.
Figaro Boulangerie, 1804 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 662-2874. Croissants, $1.50 to $3.25.