Come on a good day at Mille-Feuille and the croissants can be among some of the best in the city. The plain, the chocolate, the almond, and...what's this? A Raspberry-Almond Croissant ($4)? Oh yes indeed. It's a traditional croissant that's split and spread both with crème d'amandes—that devilish mix of ground almonds, sugar, butter, and eggs—and a housemade raspberry jam. It's topped and baked until golden, a little bit of crème d'amandes flowing out the pointy ends, which makes for crisp first bites. The finish is a dusting of raspberry powder. It might difficult to return to plain almond croissants after this.
About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.