What is it about food buzz that would take a seemingly normal and logical (mostly) person and transport them to one who would stand in a four hour line for a pastry? For a foodie like myself it is like the “call of the wild” or like the draw of a full moon… its the O.M.G. of tasting the thing itself along with the excitement of the buzz, the chirp of tweeting and posting along… it’s really about the fun of the overall experience.
Nicole and I had been dreaming of trying Dominique Ansel’scronut all summer long, but could not bear the idea of standing in the legendary, never ending line in a heat wave… so we waited. Patiently. Once the flavor of September was announced (Marscapone and fig! An Italian girl’s dream!), and Autumn weather debuted early we knew it was our time.
We packed up our little “foodie in training”, Cecelia, in her baby bjorn and made our way into the city (Cs first time by the way!) We had so much fun I couldn’t wait to share…
If you are standing on this line, the cronut order is a given and your box of two precious cronuts is ready and waiting for you. By now we thought it would be a good idea to order a late breakfast or early lunch. Unfortunately they were sold out of egg sandwiches, and all other croissants. This bakery does not just sell cronuts! Their other food is delicious too and the other items sell out as well! Lunch service does not start until noon. Nicole makes a quick menu planning recovery (the move of a seasoned foodie) adding a parfait and pastries to her order, a coffee, and what I will come to learn is the last box of macarons!
Nicole and C grabbed us a table at the front…
Is any one food item worth a four hour wait? Probably not… but when counting the buzz, and the fun, and the sweet company, and the people you meet, and our love of NY, it really was a fun and fabulous morning.
Foodie mission accomplished! I can’t wait to see what’s next. Thanks to Mr. Ansel for the sweet fun and excitement! “Keep calm and cronut on!” Xo Dani
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