Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Woman Cannot Live On Bread Alone

Yesterday I had a mammogram, today Ed got his cat scanned. He wasn't allowed to have any solid food before the scan, so we decided we'd go for breakfast when he was done. I dropped him off, ran a few errands, and then went back to pick him up. The whole thing took less than thirty minutes.  After the test, rather than hitting the Dunkin' Donuts we usually go to for a quick bagel and coffee, we decided to try a place I head read about and had been wanting to try for a long time - Frogs Organic Bakery.
Before I walked in the door, I knew I was going to have the Almond Croissant, because that's the pastry that seemed to get the most press. But then I saw everything else.
Brioche, Pain aux Raisins, Kings Cake, Macarons, Fruit Tarts, Napoleans, plain Croissants the size of footballs, and the famous Almond Croissant.
After closely skimming Bouchon Bakery, standing in front of the display of the flakiest pastries and biggest croissants I'd ever seen felt like a dream. I'm telling you, these croissants were absolutely withought a doubt, the most tremendous croissants I'd ever set eyes on.
They were  at least ten inches long by six inches wide, and the center of the croissant puffed up a good four inches. I stood there for a very long time staring at them. And taking pictures. In the end, I chose the Almond Croissant and a nice, hot latte.

What I wasnt expecting when I sat to eat the beautiful almond croissant, was that it was split in half, like a bagel, and inside there was the creamiest, lightly sweetened cream, which only added to my delight. Ed had a mushroom omelette with breakfast potatoes and a slice of toast made from bread also baked in house.

I plan on going back again for a giant croissant, and another day for lunch - they have croque-monsieur sandwiches and onion gratine soup - and when I'm done with my lunch, I'll be taking home a loaf of freshly baked bread.
If you're in Tucson, I suggest you plan a visit. The plaza it's in has several other restaurants, a few shops, and a Whole Foods.

It just doesn't have truck parking.

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2012: Why Milk Is ALWAYS At The Top Of My Shopping List
2011: Fun For Sale
2010: Dublin Is Incredibly Corny
2009: Welcome To Snowhio
2008: When Big Hair And Denim Were King
2007: Open 24 Hours
2006: Lucky One Eye
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!


Belledog said...

So what did the cat have for breakfast?

Frogs bakery, created by a Frenchman. That's memorable. Sounds like something else to look forward to with a home visit.

We used to have a foodie restaurant in Richmond, The Frog and the Redneck. Which kind of described two of the founding partners. (They could have said "Skydiving Redneck" to be even more precise. The famous Jimmy Sneed.)

BECKY said...

WOW! So glad they let you take pictures. Those really are unbelievably gorgeous! I'm kind of glad there isn't anything like this, anywhere near me....otherwise, I'd have to practically live there! :)

Pat said...

I bookmarked Frogs location on my iPad map. It's 100 miles from my door. Tempted to hop in the car right now.