Kinda slumming it for the next couple of weeks, on vacation,,taking small trips here and there...this morning while planning a trip to northern cali.. Got hungry ,,, so I decided to take a quick drive to Pasadena and check out the pastries at Europane. This place is damn good. Ordered an almond raspberry cake, blueberry brioche, muffin (raspberry) and puff pastry fruit tart that had peaches and blueberries. The dough on these was buttery airy and flaky. The flavors of the fruit were allowed to shine through..its as if the bread itself was a solid platform or base for the higher notes of the fruit to enhance the overall product.
I also had sticky buns and a cinammon twist that I thought were average, but others at my house that sampled all the pastries liked these two the best. Europane is located at:
950 E. Colorado
a Return visit is in order next week. See ya.