Wednesday, January 03, 2007

My Warm, Buttery, Flaky New Year (Europane Bakery)

Having to camp out in near freezing temperatures with my Dysfunctional Family, sleeping on the cold, uneven street, having to get up from sleeping 4 times to go to the port-a-potty that was 2 blocks away!

Of course, i didn't get any sleep. But at least i finally had the chance to finally have a Croissant and a couple of bites of other pastries from the famed Europane Bakery. And when, i was literally sleeping a couple of paces west of the place, i had the chance to have them seconds out of the oven(6:00 AM!), still hot enough to scold your tongue. And believe me when i say that in near freezing temperatures, this crisp, steamy, flaky Croissant seemed unreal.

Flaky, where other croissants were bread like. Not too sweet, or salty. With the perfect density, hollow but not too hollow.
Well worth the calories
With a tall cup some steamed soymilk from this little coffee place across the street....
Was In Heaven?

Oh yeah, and the Rose Parade was pretty cool too.

Europane Bakey
950 E Colorado Blvd,
Pasadena, CA

1 comment:

Erin S. said... reason I miss living in Pasadena. Good to see your site in the LA Times article today--I'm always looking for more LA foodblogs to read!