Took advantage of a rainy morning to explore other options en famille in the wake of Tournayre's closing.
BONJOUR BRIOCHE- This was always a favorite. We just came to prefer Tournayre. Good crosisants, nice pain au chocolat and a fine assortment of savoury goods, like a tomato, goat cheese basil tart. Crowded, but friendly.
RAHIER- First visit. Very disappointed. Atmosphere a bit "Soup Nazi", and all 3 types of croissant sampled were nicely flaky but lacking in real flavor or depth.
FLEURDELYS - Bright, (almost TOO bright),cheerful, not very crowded. Excellent almond croissants and sugared brioche. Alas, no Savouries.
What I miss most about the departure of Tournayre is the fact that their wonderful quiches were always available in the AM. (The pear, bacon, blue cheese will haunt me.....)
I think we will happily return to Bonjour Brioche, while still lamenting the passing of Tournayre. Maybe they will surface somewhere else....???????