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elmomonster or others, help! Fruit tart in January?

j
jaia Jan 4, 2007 02:58 PM

Hi,
I just ordered a fruit tart from Le Croissant Dore for a baby shower on Saturday. But I'm wondering...since it's January, is the fruit going to be any good? Anyone who's tried one in the winter, or if just have an opinion, :) please advise. thanks!

  1. j
    jaia Jan 5, 2007 05:13 AM

    Wow! Thank you so much for all the great input. I think it's too late for me to change my order at this point, but I'm adding Van's, Porto's and Sing Sing to my list of bakeries to check out in the future. It's a little overwhelming to head down there and just pick a bakery, and I trust and appreciate the opinions on this board so much. Thanks!

    1. Professor Salt Jan 5, 2007 12:47 AM

      I've tried the one from Croissant D'Ore (on Bolsa). It thought it was ok, but far better suited to my tastes is Sing Sing Bakery's version, a mile east of there.

      The puff pastry is criper, lighter, and taller, which is a sign of technical prowess. The custard is excellent, as is the fruit. As you note, fruit quality might vary seasonally, but Sing Sing generally uses fruit that tastes good, as opposed to other places that choose to use hard, flavorless fruit that tease you with good looks only.

      My $.02, your mileage may vary.

      Sing Sing Bakery
      9600 Bolsa Ave Unit A
      Westminster, CA
      714-775-8307

      www.professorsalt.com

      1. Das Ubergeek Jan 4, 2007 11:33 PM

        Not from Croissant Dore, but I've never had a tart with bad fruit from Porto's, even in January.

        1. kingkong5 Jan 4, 2007 05:02 PM

          The bakery shops down in little saigon are pretty good about not putting any bad/out of season fruit on their baked goods. It's not good for business and word of mouth like that could ruin your reputation.

          Having said that, I think the actual fruit will change with the seasons, but it's still going to be delicious. I really like Croissant Dore, but I actually enjoy Van's Bakery (on Brookhurst just north of Hazard) a little more.

          1. elmomonster Jan 4, 2007 03:18 PM

            The fruit tart seems to be good year round. I picked up a tart about a month ago and it was a big hit. Didn't even think about what was or what wasn't in season on the pie.

            http://elmomonster.blogspot.com

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