July 16, 2017
Chicagoans are living in the golden age of croissants. As if the buttery, flaky pastries weren’t rich enough, they’re now being elevated to new levels at restaurants, cafes and bakeries all over the city, as pastry chefs infuse unique textures and flavors into all the nooks and crannies. From baklava-inspired versions to nostalgic varieties flavored with cereal, here are nine new croissants to check out in Chicago.
Savory croissants at Hewn
Going way beyond mere cheese, the savory croissants at Evanston’s beloved Hewn bakery include a spicy eggplant croissant baked with mozzarella and cilantro, a fragrant, zesty version with a Mediterranean tilt. There’s also one stuffed with heirloom Silvia bean purée, caramelized onions, Parmesan and chives, which offers a creamy contrast to the crackle of the pastry. They’re all courtesy of head baker and co-owner Ellen King.
810 Dempster St., Evanston; 847-869-4396
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810 Dempster St. Evanston, IL 60202
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Chicagoans are living in the golden age of croissants. As if the buttery, flaky pastries weren’t rich enough, they’re now being elevated to new levels at restaurants, cafes and bakeries all over the city, as pastry chefs infuse unique textures and flavors into all the nooks and crannies. From baklava-inspired versions to nostalgic varieties flavored […]
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