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Apr 15, 2010 02:05 PM

Kouign amann where?!


Does anyone know if any patisserie in the city make them?

Thanks in advance~

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  1. Try Bouley Bakery -- but call in advance; it's only occasionally available.

    1. That's really going to be a tough one. Once the ash clouds clear and you can once again fly to Europe, there's a fine little patisserie in Brittany I can recommend....

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      1. Hi, Bouley in NYC has a pastry called Kouign Amann but it is not the real thing. If you've had it before the way its supposed to be you will be disappointed. They take some extra phyllo type dough and swirl it around pinwheel style and pour an uncarmelized sugar glaze over it. I wanted to cry. I've had it in Paris, Normandy and Breton regions. I love rhis. I heard there is a place in Montreal that I will be trying when I visit there this summer.
        The place in Utah, I saw on the foodnetwork (its the Neely's favorite dessert), it looks right but only those who have tried it will know.

        1. Kouign amann is now available at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho. They refer to it as a caramelized croissant.

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          1. re: tywn31

            I second this. Fantastic. If you want them the best way, go in the morning around 8 when they're still warm from the oven.

            1. re: shivohum

              That sounds amazing, I will have to get there before work one of these days!

              1. re: tywn31

                +1. I don't know how it compares to the genuine article in France, but the DKA is amazing.