Is there anyone who can resist a buttery croissant? Has anyone ever said no to an offer of waffles? Cuisine de France, Ireland’s beloved bakery brand, is bringing an authentic taste of France to Dublin’s city centre with a unique pop-up café which opens on Monday July 10th, but one dish on the menu has us gasping “Mon Dieu!” in anticipation – The Croffle.
If you thought The Cronut was the pinnacle of pastry hybrids, think again, as the marriage of a butter laden, rich croissant and a waffle iron, elevating the classic French staple to delicious new heights.
The Croffle has been created in collaboration with renowned pastry chef, Louise Lennox, who you’ll recognise from TV3’s The Restaurant, so you know you’re in for a treat.
To top it all off, The Croffle will be adorned with an array of tempting toppings, both sweet and savoury, for the ultimate breakfast or lunch of croissant champions. On the savoury front, we can’t wait to try Louise’s signature Avocado and sun blushed tomato Croffle, with a feta drizzle, gremolata crumb and chopped toasted hazelnuts – avocado toast just can’t compete.
For those of us with a serious sweet tooth, The S’mores Croffle is topped with melted chocolate, gooey marshmallow and a biscuit crumb and sounds like all of our favourite things in one irresistible dish.
Commenting on the announcement of the pop-up, Louise Lennox said, “As a household name and firm favourite amongst Irish people, it’s exciting to see Cuisine de France bringing a new twist to their much-loved classics. I’m delighted to be involved in La Petite Boulangerie, it’s wonderful to see a café coming to Dublin that is dedicated to my two passions, French pastry and culinary innovation.
She continued, “Cuisine de France has a true understanding of the relationship between Irish people and French food, and you’ll see the menu embraces the best of both worlds, in particular the Croffle options which include some of our favourite fillings – from pulled pork to Nutella.”
“The menu and café overall show true innovation and prove that after years of inspiring chefs worldwide, French cuisine still paves the way for exciting developments, with Cuisine de France making authentic flavours attainable while pushing the boundaries of creativity.”
‘La Petite Boulangerie’ will be popping up at No. 9 Camden Street serving delicious sweet and savoury creations, including much-loved Cuisine de France favourites, and a new, innovative menu of delectable delights.
This unique twist on a typical ‘café Francais’ runs for two weeks from 10th – 22nd July, serving a select menu of delicious morning and afternoon treats daily from 8am – 3pm.
As well as plenty of exciting creations, if you fancy some more traditional French fare, La Petite Boulangerie will also serve authentic classics like French Onion Soup and cheesy Croque Monsieur sandwiches.
La Petite Boulangerie will be the place to be to celebrate Bastille Day on Friday July 14th, with a special menu addition to be enjoyed for Bastille Day only, alongside in-store French-themed entertainment and activities to mark the French National Holiday. As the pop up is open for two weeks, you can pop in to celebrate all things French throughout its duration, and more than one visit may be needed to sample the extensive menu!
Speaking about the launch, Shane Vaughan at Head of Retail Marketing at Cuisine de France Ireland and UK said, “We have seen consistent demand for Cuisine de France products around Ireland in the last number of years, and we’re delighted to be able to bring something new and innovative to our customers, showcasing firm favourites in a new light. La Petite Boulangerie marks an exciting point in the development of Cuisine de France, as we have the opportunity to meet our customers, and to reward them for their loyalty and love for the range over the years.”
“We’re confident that the menu, which has been carefully created to strike a balance between existing, much-loved pastries and new, more daring creations, will have something for everyone, and we’re looking forward to exciting taste buds for the two weeks we are open.”
La Petite Boulangerie opens its doors to Francophiles and pastry lovers on Monday, July 10th at 1pm – see you there! For more information visit www.facebook.com/cuisinedefranceireland.