If the idea of walking into a club and throwing $1 bills in the air appeals to your sensibilities, then perhaps La Fete du Croissant is not for you. If, on the other hand, you keep your loonies saved up for April 25th, Montreal and its surroundings have just the event for you. La Fete du Croissant is a one day, one dollar, one croissant extravaganza. All day, the best bakers in the city will grace us with their flakey and buttery croissants for a mere $1. Twenty separate locations on the island and another dozen off island will be participating in this brand new festival.
The croissant has long been the crowning achievement of the French baker. Sailing across the sea from France, those same bakers set up shop in the new world and graced us with their deliciously buttery goodness. Since then, croissants have been stuffed with everything from chocolate to almond paste, passing through every fruit, nut, and sweet that bakers could find. However, when it comes down to it, nothing compares to a simple rolled triangle of dough laced with butter. And so the city celebrates the croissant for a single, wonderfully delicious day: this Saturday, April 25th.
With the support of the oven maker MIWE, the organizers of this event have recruited an impressive list of bakers. A small list in no particular order includes La Petite Boulangerie, Pain-Pain, Brioche a Tete, and more. For a full list and specific details, visit La Fete du Croissant’s website.