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Susina's Almond Croissant


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Susina's Almond Croissant

George | Jul 20, 2006 06:26 AM

I'm not sure exactly why I'm posting. For I think it's perfect.
It's as good as in France, IMO. It reminds me of the mornings I would wake up and rush down to a branch of Max (not Lionel) Poilane, and ask for their almond croissant, and almost always get turned down, they hadn't made any that day, but when they did, it was that much sweeter. Susina's reminds me of that almond croissant: perfect balance between crunch and ooze, between the airy pastry and the almond paste. Actually Susina's almond croissant is better than many I had in France, almost always overwhelmed by the paste inside, turned into (still delicious but) greasy messes. And best: unlike Max Poilane, they almost always have 'em.

Stretching things a little bit, I'm lucky to call Susina my local. But my question: Am I missing something BETTER? Is there an almond croissant better in this city? One I should be driving to, when, like now, I'm already thinking about breakfast in the morning and having a serious craving?

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