Poetry would be comprised entirely of haikus and sonnets dedicated to cakes and pastries if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before having a chance to write. Today's Groupon says what meter and rhythm cannot: for $5, you get $10 worth of sweet treats and café-inspired eats at Les Madeleines. The Central City café was featured on the Food Network's Road Tasted with the Neelys and the Best Thing I Ever Ate.
The delectable desserts and light lunch fare at Les Madeleines are made in-house from scratch using traditional French techniques and are sure to impress your Medieval French bulldog. The house signature Kouing Aman ($4.95), Brittany's rich and buttery take on the traditional croissant with a caramelized and salty coat, is a breakfast favorite, and lunchers like the sesame chicken salad wrap ($8.95), folded in butter lettuce and a rice wrapper and served with miso dressing and edamame. A host of decadent desserts and tarty treats complete the menu, along with miniature gourmet cupcakes in vacation-inspired flavors such as cardamom, rose syrup, and pistachio-buttercream Jaipur ($2.25).
The patisserie has been pleasing palates for seven years, and the socially-conscious business employs the use of earth-friendly products when available. So stop in for a post-dissertation-defense treat and reward your tired and tested mouth for its eloquent elaboration on the life and work of Earl Scruggs.
The Deseret News says:
- And the queen of the store, the kouing aman (you say it kind of like "queen ah-man"). This singular pastry, hard to find anywhere else in this country, is difficult to describe. Picture the best croissant you've had, flaky and tender, then imagine it so moist inside that it's almost creamy. Then add a crunchy pastry crust overlaid with a shining caramel, cut with sea salt to keep it interesting. If nothing else I've said makes you want to visit Les Madeleines, this should. – Stacey Kratz, Deseret News
City Weekly included Les Madeleines in its dining guide, saying:
- The classics take on new life at Les Madeleines where a croissant might be spiked with Valrhona chocolate; an éclair with Meyer lemon, coffee, pistachio and cardamom; or a cupcake with green tea and jasmine. – City Weekly
- I've missed being away from France, and this took me back to my several of my fantastic lunches I had there. – bstuff, Citysearch
- The pommes frites are out of this world, and of course the baked goods are the shining star of Les Madeleines. Don't let the (much deserved, mind you) fame of the Kouing Aman overshadow the rest of the fantastic baked goods. – Ryan Kendrick, Urbanspoon
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