Swiss Bakery – Frissant
If you’re looking for a Cronut™ in Vancouver, you might be out of luck since that croissant-doughnut name is trademarked. Instead, you can head down to Swiss Bakery and pick up a Frissant – a portmanteau of “fritter” and “croissant”. It’s hard to believe that the whole process of making these yummy creations of fried laminated dough takes 3 days – perhaps that’s why these go so fast.
We’ve had a cronut before at the America Restaurant in Las Vegas but didn’t think to try one of the varieties stuffed with cream. I wasn’t going to make that mistake this time around.
I picked up one of each of their Frissants ($4 each). On the outside, they kind of just look like a puffed up doughnut. But when you bite into one of these, you get all of those layers of puffy dough. Texture-wise, they’re all pretty much the same… flaky and crispy with each layer creating a new mini-explosion in your mouth.
The Vanilla was okay – but let’s face it, vanilla is just vanilla.
The one that I liked the best was the Black Forest with the sour cherry cream on the inside and chocolate sprinkles on top.
Their seasonal frissant was the Eggnog. I’m not a big eggnog person but I couldn’t really taste the eggnog in the cream filling.
The Chocolate Orange was another good variety… the cream kind of reminded me of a Terry’s chocolate orange.
On another visit, I stopped by to pick up a Lemon Tart as well as their Apple Fritter and Spicy Beef Sausage Rolls.
They have a number of things other than frissants here and I really enjoyed the fritter. Next time, I’ve got to grab one of their chocolate covered fritters.
143 E 3rd Avenue
Posted on February 22, 2015, in Bakery, Desserts, European, Restaurant Review and tagged Apple Fritter, Bakery, Cronut, Desserts, European, Food, Frissant, Mount Pleasant, restaurant review, Swiss, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.