One Paris restaurant served one dish and it was awesome! We also enjoyed eating delicious but pricey macarons, croissants, eclairs and other incredible baked goods.
When I heard that Poilane served what many consider to be the best pain au chocolat (aka chocolate croissants), I immediately put the bakery on my list of places we needed to visit.
Besides croissants, Poilane offers many other baked goods. They’re also known for sourdough bread, so we gave that a try too, along with a couple of other things.
We were very excited to give the “best pain au chocolat” a try but we ended up being kinda disappointed. It was very good but I didn’t really notice anything super amazing or different about it that would make it the best ever.
However, the sourdough was delicious. It was really great and I’d definitely like to have it again.
For a limited time, you can give Poilane a try without taking a trip to France if you’re in or close to New York City.
The French bakery will be popping up in NoHo at the excellent Lafayette restaurant.
They’ll be taking over the front of the restaurant from October 29 through November 3.
The New York Times mentions that, “sourdough loaves, walnut financiers, carrot and curry cake, cardamom-ginger-swirled brioche feuilletée and more will be sold, some baked on the spot, some shipped from Paris.”
Poilane will be making an appearance in NYC due to a cookbook which is debuting called “Poilâne: The Secrets of the World-Famous Bread Bakery”.
Apollonia Poilane is the co-owner of the bakery and author of the book. She was at Lafayette from 1-2pm to sign copies of the book on Tuesday, October 29.
Find out more about the Poilane NYC pop-up here.