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

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    1. re: kwass

      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?

      1. re: Nevy

        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 :)

      2. re: kwass

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

        1. re: justsayn

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

          1. re: kwass

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

            1. re: justsayn

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

              1. re: justsayn

                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.

                1. re: Nevy

                  WOW!

        2. 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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          1. re: happycamper

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

            1. re: happycamper

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

              1. re: kwass

                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.

                1. re: Nevy

                  I'll ask them when I'm there.

                  1. re: Nevy

                    <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...

                    1. re: petek

                      I wouldn't think so.

                      1. re: petek

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

                        1. re: Nevy

                          Yum!!

                          1. re: Nevy

                            Enjoy your squidcroissants! :D

                            1. re: petek

                              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! :)

                              1. re: Nevy

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

                                1. re: kwass

                                  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!

                                  1. re: Nevy

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

                                    1. re: kwass

                                      Don't ask...try!

                                      1. re: petek

                                        I'm a little nervous to try it.

                                        1. re: kwass

                                          What's the worst thing that happen to you?

                                          1. re: petek

                                            True :)

                                            Are you going?

                                            1. re: kwass

                                              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!

                                              1. re: petek

                                                I hear ya :)

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

                                            2. re: petek

                                              You have black stained teeth? I kid I kid

                                      2. re: Nevy

                                        <asian pork floss>

                                        What's that?

                                        1. re: petek

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

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

                                          1. re: Nevy

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

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

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                        1. re: LexiFirefly

                          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.

                          1. re: kwass

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

                            1. re: LexiFirefly

                              There you go :)

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

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                          1. re: estufarian

                            Yonge location? I thought Nadege was on queen west.

                            1. re: petek

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

                            2. re: estufarian

                              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!

                              1. re: Nevy

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

                              2. re: estufarian

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

                              3. 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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                                1. re: kwass

                                  regrette rien..

                                  1. re: petek

                                    Thanks petek :)

                                  2. re: kwass

                                    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!

                                    1. re: Nevy

                                      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.

                                      1. re: kwass

                                        were these crossants more expensive than the regular ones?

                                        1. re: flonie

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

                                    2. re: kwass

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

                                      1. re: justsayn

                                        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 :)

                                        1. re: kwass

                                          YES!!!!

                                          Banana Nutella maybe ; )

                                          1. re: justsayn

                                            That sounds yummy!!

                                            1. re: kwass

                                              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.

                                              1. re: justsayn

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

                                                1. re: kwass

                                                  I know. Somebody needs to make these!

                                                  1. re: justsayn

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

                                                2. re: justsayn

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

                                        2. re: kwass

                                          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.