Montreal Croissant Update Please
Do we understand that le Duc de Lorraine has changed hands? Would like very best croissant recommendation for end 2010 (and great coffee to go with, although that's not essential).
Le Pain dans les voiles makes a good croissant and chocolatine. The only issue is that they're not on the Big Croissant proper - they're in Mont-Saint-Hilaire.
I don't know if there's a best croissant... some are as good but just different. I like all of these :
- The newly opened Boulangerie Guillaume (already some of the finest bread in town too... the fougasse à la fleur de sel is amazing)
- Olive & Gourmando
- Le Paltoquet
- Fous Desserts
- Mamie Clafoutis
- Co'pains d'abord
I don't remember if I've tried the ones at Arhoma, but they're probably good as almost everything they do is.
re: english muffin
Mr Pinchot - buttery and lightly sweet
Kouign Amann - compact and delicious
Le Paltoquet - thin and elegant with nice crisp
Autour d'un Pain - bigger and less buttery than above but great (crisp outer/middle ridge) altogether a different style
Low marks- Croissanterie Fairmount- pretty much phoning it in
My personal favourites are Kouign Amann and les Copains d'Abord as they make the kind of croissant I prefer: crisp and shiny on the outside, with dense and buttery layers of pastry on the inside. Olive and Gourmando is pretty good too, but their prices are too high if you ask me. Especially since their croissants a touch on the small side. When I go there I normally opt for something a little unusual - theres a danish with apricots, white chocolate, macadamia and coconut. The thing weighs a ton, but it's fantastic.