100 Favorite Dishes: No. 61, Paulette Bakery's chocolate croissant

A delicious treat straight from the City of Lights

A delicious treat straight from the City of Lights

As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.
The latest meme to sweep the internet claims to correctly predict which city you should be living in. For Janna Gustin, the woman behind the mobile Paulette Bakery, the answer is obvious: Paris. She often travels to France, and there she finds the inspiration for her heavenly, butter-packed delights. As far as we're concerned, the trip is worth the time and plane ticket because there is no better single bite from that truck than her chocolate croissant.

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Wisps of soft, buttery dough, a crackling crust, and that velvety dark chocolate -- it's so rich and luxurious, that no matter how your stomach roars, it's a dish best eaten slowly, giving due attention to each component. And for just $2.50, you'll be amazed just how much you can get out of this simple little pastry.

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