Friday, August 17, 2012
Meyer Lemon Almond Croissant found in The OC: Baguetier
After trying over 9 different almond croissants in Portland (did not blog them all), I am now on a mission to find Orange County's finest. Since I currently reside in Huntington Beach, naturally I checked out Baguetier, just steps away from Surf City's picturesque pier and Main Street. Baguetier, like many of its neighboring shops, is a new addition to downtown's surf and taco shop scene.
I knew Baguetier had almond croissants, but I was not aware of their meyer lemon almond croissant ($4) offerings. It was basically an almond croissant coated in a tangy meyer lemon icing - a brilliant twist to the pastry as I am fond of citrusy zingers. However, the lemon flavor heavily outweighed the almond and butter flavors. There was a decent stream of thick marzipan-like goodness running through the inside, but not enough to fight off the lemon. The croissant itself was ultra fresh, but almost dampened - was it the moist ocean air ruining its game? Nonetheless, I enjoyed the buttery flavors and texture of this pastry and would go out of my way to even get a plain croissant.
120 5th St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648