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Croissant Sunday or Croissunday @ Nadege

kwass Feb 20, 2014 04:46 PM

Has anybody heard of Croissunday? It's taking place @ Nadege on Sunday? Here's a link to an article:

http://www.zagat.com/b/toronto/nadege...

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  1. kwass RE: kwass Feb 21, 2014 07:00 AM

    Am I the only one that's excited about this?

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      Nevy RE: kwass Feb 21, 2014 08:19 AM

      I LOVE this type of event... I'm just no where near there to enjoy it. :(

      The cassis one sounds nice and springlike. I'm curious if the green tea would be bitter ... I've had one in Taiwan with mixed results. The black ink looks visually stunning but I wonder.... What does black ink taste like?

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        kwass RE: Nevy Feb 21, 2014 08:24 AM

        I'm looking forward to trying the apple and the cassis.

        I already had plans for Sunday, but I'm changing them (slightly) so that I can go to Nadege :)

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        justsayn RE: kwass Feb 21, 2014 08:31 AM

        I can't get excited as I am out of town til Monday : (

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          kwass RE: justsayn Feb 21, 2014 08:34 AM

          Awww...I'm so sorry that you're going to miss it!!

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            justsayn RE: kwass Feb 21, 2014 08:36 AM

            I know! Although croissants are really not my fave thing unless they are extreme like the peanut butter/chocolate/banana at Clafoutti.

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              kwass RE: justsayn Feb 21, 2014 08:47 AM

              Nothing beats the chocolate peanut butter banana croissant from Clafouti! But I love croissants, so I'm very excited!!

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                Nevy RE: justsayn Feb 21, 2014 08:52 AM

                You'd probably like the one I tried in Dubai one time... it had medjool date mousseline with dark chocolate chunks. The fruity and yet brown sugar caramel like flavour tempered with the mild bitterness of the cocoa was just amazing.

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                  justsayn RE: Nevy Feb 21, 2014 09:54 AM

                  WOW!

        2. happycamper RE: kwass Feb 21, 2014 09:55 AM

          This was mentioned in the 2014 Event thread:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9301...

          And yes, I am so there. Look forward to the squid ink and the cassis ones.

          Bring it on - icy sidewalk and puddles deep-enough-for-my-cat-to-swim-in!

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            kwass RE: happycamper Feb 21, 2014 09:59 AM

            Tell me about it! My poor dog is walking through puddles that go 1/2 way up his little legs.

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              kwass RE: happycamper Feb 21, 2014 10:00 AM

              The squid ink croissant scares me a little. I can't even imagine what it will taste like.

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                Nevy RE: kwass Feb 21, 2014 11:30 AM

                Squid ink in large amount tastes like salty iodine... I can't imagine that is what Nadege is going for. I'm hoping it's more for a visual effect.

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                  kwass RE: Nevy Feb 21, 2014 11:31 AM

                  I'll ask them when I'm there.

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                    petek RE: Nevy Feb 21, 2014 11:46 AM

                    <I'm hoping it's more for a visual effect.>
                    ya, it's kinda like a natural food coloring I doubt they want a croissant that tastes like squid...

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                      kwass RE: petek Feb 21, 2014 11:47 AM

                      I wouldn't think so.

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                        Nevy RE: petek Feb 21, 2014 12:01 PM

                        If she wanted a striking dark colour, powdered espresso would have worked as well. MMMMmmmm imagine an espresso mocha croissant.

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                          kwass RE: Nevy Feb 21, 2014 12:12 PM

                          Yum!!

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                            petek RE: Nevy Feb 21, 2014 12:15 PM

                            Enjoy your squidcroissants! :D

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                              Nevy RE: petek Feb 21, 2014 12:19 PM

                              As weird as a squid-onts (squissants?) sounds, it might work! I'm thinking to the Asian dried flakey fluffy squid with a touch of msg and chilli. It definitely can work in a carby buttery application! :)

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                                kwass RE: Nevy Feb 21, 2014 12:28 PM

                                So are you starting to think it's not just for colouring, but for flavour as well?

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                                  Nevy RE: kwass Feb 21, 2014 12:41 PM

                                  I'm in agreement with Petek. Squid ink is probably for food colouring... at least in my mind, salty iodine is not a fun flavour even if you put it in a high butter fat croissant :).

                                  Every time I've had squid ink, it's been in a pasta and it never tastes of anything other than the buttery emulsion or sauce applied to it.

                                  I was just thinking outloud to potential seafood savoury combinations you can squish into a croissant. When I was in Singapore, I had many 'interesting' stuffed baked and steamed buns. It seems their food culture is open to experimenting with different flavour profiles. I had one where asian pork floss in addition to scallions, sticky rice, and roasted sesame seeds was stuffed in a baked buttery brioche bun at a dim sum lunch. Seeing how that was unorthodox but tasty, I could see the same being applied to dried squid ... kinda!

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                                    kwass RE: Nevy Feb 21, 2014 12:52 PM

                                    Thanks Nevy. I'm definitely going to ask them what the flavour profile is for that croissant.

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                                      petek RE: kwass Feb 21, 2014 04:25 PM

                                      Don't ask...try!

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                                        kwass RE: petek Feb 21, 2014 04:37 PM

                                        I'm a little nervous to try it.

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                                          petek RE: kwass Feb 21, 2014 04:47 PM

                                          What's the worst thing that happen to you?

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                                            kwass RE: petek Feb 21, 2014 04:50 PM

                                            True :)

                                            Are you going?

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                                              petek RE: kwass Feb 21, 2014 05:27 PM

                                              Nah.. although I do occasionally enjoy a good croissant and these look very good, I'm far to lazy to shlep down there and partake in the festivities.

                                              Enjoy!

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                                                kwass RE: petek Feb 21, 2014 05:33 PM

                                                I hear ya :)

                                                I'll make sure I give a detailed report then.

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                                              Nevy RE: petek Feb 21, 2014 04:52 PM

                                              You have black stained teeth? I kid I kid

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                                        petek RE: Nevy Feb 21, 2014 04:24 PM

                                        <asian pork floss>

                                        What's that?

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                                          Nevy RE: petek Feb 21, 2014 04:50 PM

                                          Dried pork that looks like cotton candy... Really! Here's a fun read on it

                                          http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/05/my...

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                                            petek RE: Nevy Feb 21, 2014 05:29 PM

                                            That's some crazy sh@t right there!
                                            Meat floss! :D

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                        LexiFirefly RE: kwass Feb 21, 2014 11:24 AM

                        Oh man I want to go to this! Probably can't convince mini firefly though. :(

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                          kwass RE: LexiFirefly Feb 21, 2014 11:33 AM

                          Just tell mini firefly that you're going to the park (trinity bellwooods is right beside Nadege) and then to get hot chocolate. They sell hot chocolate @ Nadege as well.

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                            LexiFirefly RE: kwass Feb 21, 2014 11:35 AM

                            We'll see what it's like out that day. Or maybe the SO is off, girls day!!!!

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                              kwass RE: LexiFirefly Feb 21, 2014 11:38 AM

                              There you go :)

                        2. estufarian RE: kwass Feb 23, 2014 08:00 AM

                          Sold out by 10:30am (at Yonge location).
                          OK they still had 1 almond!

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                            petek RE: estufarian Feb 23, 2014 08:13 AM

                            Yonge location? I thought Nadege was on queen west.

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                              ramenramen RE: petek Feb 23, 2014 09:07 AM

                              They have two. Yonge/Summerhill is the newer one.

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                              Nevy RE: estufarian Feb 23, 2014 10:47 AM

                              That's impressive! Good for them... it looks like a fun event and hopefully this makes thing do more. It's interesting to see the squid ink one sell out before the almond!

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                                pourboi RE: Nevy Feb 23, 2014 11:26 AM

                                They probably make way more Almond than they make Squid...

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                                ylsf RE: estufarian Feb 23, 2014 06:06 PM

                                I didn't know that the Yonge location was participating, thought it was just the Queen location.

                              3. kwass RE: kwass Feb 23, 2014 11:29 AM

                                So I went this morning @ 9:20 and they were fully stocked. In fact, they kept coming out with more trays of absolutely "luscious" croissants :)

                                I got the apple croissant and the apricot olive oil croissant. The apple croissant was ridiculously good!! It was hot...just out of the oven, so the buttery layers pressed together when you bit into it. It was honestly a little bit of heaven!! It was so good, I actually went back and got another one :)

                                The apricot olive oil was pretty delicious as well, although it could have used a bit more apricot.

                                I came this close to getting a squid ink croissant. The woman behind the counter said that it was essentially a butter croissant and that the squid ink was more or less for colouring. So Nevy and Petek, you were both right! I regret not getting it, but I will definitely do so on the next Croissunday, which I hope is soon :)

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                                  petek RE: kwass Feb 23, 2014 11:48 AM

                                  regrette rien..

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                                    kwass RE: petek Feb 23, 2014 11:51 AM

                                    Thanks petek :)

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                                    Nevy RE: kwass Feb 23, 2014 11:58 AM

                                    Lucky you! I'll live vicariously through you. The apple and apricot ones sounds so good. Good croissants are rare but great ones FRESH out of the oven is more rare and jealousy inducing!

                                    Was the apple croissant spiced or was it just warm juicy apple?

                                    I would have loved to try those and the following Bellwoods Porter (malty hops with butter yeast!), prailine and lemon and pistachio and raspberry.

                                    Next time... next time!

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                                      kwass RE: Nevy Feb 23, 2014 12:09 PM

                                      They really were special Nevy!! I agree that there's nothing like a croissant right out of the oven!!

                                      I would say that the apple was spiced, but very very subtly. It was like a stewed apple inside of the croissant.

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                                        flonie RE: kwass Feb 23, 2014 08:41 PM

                                        were these crossants more expensive than the regular ones?

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                                          kwass RE: flonie Feb 24, 2014 03:45 AM

                                          They were $3.50 a croissant, which I thought was pricey. But I don't remember what they charge for their more traditional croissants.

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                                      justsayn RE: kwass Feb 23, 2014 06:09 PM

                                      Glad you went! That sounds fantastic. Maybe they will add more flavours to the regular line?

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                                        kwass RE: justsayn Feb 23, 2014 06:12 PM

                                        That's what I'm hoping as well. I sent them a tweet and asked if, for the next croissunday, they could make a banana croissant :)

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                                          justsayn RE: kwass Feb 23, 2014 06:14 PM

                                          YES!!!!

                                          Banana Nutella maybe ; )

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                                            kwass RE: justsayn Feb 23, 2014 06:17 PM

                                            That sounds yummy!!

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                                              justsayn RE: kwass Feb 23, 2014 06:20 PM

                                              I don't think I've ever had cream filling in a croissant? Banana cream would be awesome! They'd have to pipe the cream in after it cooled.

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                                                kwass RE: justsayn Feb 23, 2014 06:23 PM

                                                Now THAT'S the croissant I want to have!!!!!!!

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                                                  justsayn RE: kwass Feb 23, 2014 06:50 PM

                                                  I know. Somebody needs to make these!

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                                                    kwass RE: justsayn Feb 24, 2014 03:44 AM

                                                    For sure! And I've been thinking...what about a creme brule croissant or a tiramasu croissant?

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                                                  kwass RE: justsayn Feb 23, 2014 06:25 PM

                                                  A croissant with peach or mango could be delicious as well!

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                                          happycamper RE: kwass Feb 24, 2014 09:48 AM

                                          I was there just past 9 on Sunday (right after the goldmetal commotion). We got the Beer, Squid Ink, and Cassis.
                                          Cassis wins hands down - WOW! Velvety cream and smelled amazing.
                                          I also loved the beer croissant - it was fluffier rather than flaky than their usual version.
                                          The squid ink was a let down for me. It tasted like their plain butter croissant, maybe more salty - but then again, perhaps it was more psychological.

                                          All in all, a great event! I hope they will do it again.

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