I was exposed to all things French last week at a reception for the Mayor of Paris, and somehow that created a need to find good croissants in the city of Chicago. Naturally, I expressed this need on Twitter, and quickly worked up a list of places to try.
Sweet Cakes Bakery was the first to brag about their baked goods, so fellow questers @denas, @piratealice & @lacabezag converged there to help me check them out. We were warned by Sweet Cakes that they sold out quickly, so it was fortunate that @denas got there early (you rock, girl) and bought the remaining croissants.
And the verdict by our tasters? “It’s not Paris, 6am.” Considering it was 11am in Chicago, this was not as damning as it may sound. In fact, the croissants disappeared along with a few scones, cupcakes and a Chex Mix treat. However, it means I need to continue the quest to find a croissant that makes me feel as though I’m swooning under the Eiffel Tower, covered in flaky pastry. Suggestions are welcome.