Great Croissant at Amandine
I have opined previously that the croissant at Amandine on Wilshire west of Bundy are the best I've tasted in Los Angeles. But yesterday they outdid even their own standards. It was a bit lighter than usual in weight, darker in color. Very buttery, delicately crisp, nicely layered. A truly gorgeous, tasty wonderful croissant. (Only $1.50 to take out.) This made up for my last visit, when I got there fairly early and the regular croissant were sold out, and I had to make do with a mini. Yesterday's was the best I've tasted in decades, since I ordered croissant at Kelly's bakery in Santa Cruz.
Have you compared theirs to the croissants at Boule? I sent a friend to Amandine because I think their croissants are fantastic. He agreed, but said Boule's are better.
re: la tache burger
I'm with you on a lot of tastes, la tache, but I'm a purist when it comes to croissant. I don't really like nuts added, and the chocolate in the middle deadens (for me) the delicate rise and layering of the puff pastry. Also, the chocolate croissant are almost always uniformly shaped pastries, rather than the thin at the ends, thick in the middle curved horns of a plain croissant that give textural contrast as you bite from end to end.
Oh my goodness, has my fixation come to this level of examination and detail?
outerspace -- refresh me as to exactly where boule is -- WeHo or vicinity? How much are their croissant? City Bakery up in the 26th/San Vicente complex in north Santa Monica has the famous pretzel croissant, but SO expensive.
Thanks for the report. I'm currently enjoying the fresh-made croissants at Anisette, but I can't wait to try Amandine soon! :) Thanks.
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