Previously I would take a bite and leave the rest...
I was not truly committed to crossanterie investigations sad to say...
#110 - croissant and confiture
But closer study endeared the croissant to me...
Look at the multitude of fine layers here - dense yet so light and crunchy..
"The noise of the croissant is also very important," said Pierre Herme. "I can almost hear them shout when people tear them apart."
And Stohrer's innards - nice, but not in the realm of Le Roi de croissants..
I was inspired by astute Parisian food critic Francois Simon (and possibly the model for critic Anton Ego in RATATOUILLE) by the Figaro team in their blind tasting investigations of Paris' BEST CROISSANT!.I tried to do my OWN tasting, but frankly I didn't do so hot.*Notice how they just taste BITES of croissant. THEY ARE NOT EATING THE WHOLE DAMN THING! I messed up and forgot this was a test, and not a feast. I will undoubtedly have to do this test over - not so bad as redoing one's SAT's.I reccommend you do your own croissant test next time in Paris.
Be guided by the Le Figaro's research.
You can't go wrong!