Perfect and consistent food experiences are hard to find. The almond croissant from this French patisserie has nearly brought tears to my eyes time after time.
A crispy outer layer emits an audible crackle as your teeth sink in peeling away thin flakes. Just underneath this crunchy exterior you meet airy layers of dough. Soft, pull-apart, buttery dough. At the center of the almond variety is a fragrant, sweet paste that has eased and oozed against the unforgettable innermost layers. The memory of my last bite lingers for weeks. This croissant romances me better than a Frenchman along la bord de la Seine.
The talented, married duo Dimitri and Kelly Fayard own Vanille Patisserie in Chicago. I have had the great fortune of watching Kelly create her masterful wedding cakes that are not only visually stunning but memorably delicious. And, I have heard great tales of Dimitri and his chocolate and sugar sculpture. Macaroons, tarts, wedding cakes, mousse cakes, pate de fruit, pain au chocolat…. are you convinced?
Go here: Vanille Patisserie, 2229 North Clybourn, Chicago, Illinois, 773-868-4574