Saturday June 10th, 2023!
La Fête du Croissant is, above all else, one big celebration! It’s fun, delicious and honours our group of artisans who make the best croissants you’ll ever taste.
Once a year, a few weeks after Easter, more than 100 artisan patisseries and bakeries across Quebec come together to offer their handmade croissants, fresh in the morning, for only $1.50.
- Delicious hand-made croissants, baked fresh every morning!
La Fête du Croissant is an opportunity to treat yourself, taste, share, discover talented local artisans, and appreciate their know-how. It’s a celebration in the community, in dozens of neighbourhoods across the province, large or small, urban or remote. It is a way of rebuilding a close link with what we eat and recognizing the richness and diversity our artisans offer us.
Each craftsman participating in La Fête du croissant partakes in rigorous production methods.
- Made by an experienced professional (an artisan);
- Made by using both techniques of raising (with yeast) and folding (for flakiness) the dough – the core of any real croissant!;
- Contains pure butter only (of course);
- Rolled by hand (and not by some machine);
- Made fresh every morning, raised and baked on site (with tons of love!).
And don’t forget, each one is available for only $1.50 on the day of La Fête du Croissant!
Not bad for a buck, hey?
To find out who’s a La Fête du Croissant member, look for our logo that reads “Proud Artisan of La Fête du Croissant,” followed by the year. The logo certifies the establishment’s commitment where it is displayed: it guarantees that you will enjoy fresh and hand-made croissants by a skilled artisan.
No sticker? No guarantee that you’re getting the best quality – and supporting an actual artisan!
A Brief History
It all started with a contest: in 2011, the newspaper La Presse asked readers to elect the best croissant in Montreal. The public response exceeded expectations, producing over 1600 recommendations! In the end, croissants from nine finalists emerged, four judges were called upon and a winner was finally announced: a small artisanal bakery called Fous Desserts.
But the contest did not only produce a winner, it created excitement in the public for delicious croissants. It also inspired Franck Dury-Pavet to dream of an event that would simultaneously thank customers for their support and celebrate the expertise and passion of “artisans-viennois”, who offer daily their delicious croissants to the public .
The following year Franck put his dream into motion and held a celebration at his Fous Desserts. It was a huge success! La Fête du Croissant was born!
How To Make A Croissant
A big thank you to bakery Les Co’Pains d’Abord rue Rachel for the superb photos! (Credit: Émilie Murmure).