last week, on national donut day, a few of my girlfriends and i decided to wake up at 4:45AM so we could be first in line for dominique ansel’s new cronut. if you haven’t heard by now, it’s pretty much a croissant + donut, combined. and yep, it’s out of this world delicious. apparently, the cronut is incredibly time consuming to make, so only 200 are made each day at the bakery (with a limit of 2 per costumer), so you have to get there early if you want one. fortunately for us, we are all crazy, so we were first in line (go big or go home, right?) but the line ended up wrapping around two city blocks by the time the bakery opened.
^^^the line started forming around 5:30AM. even in the rain, new yorkers will stand in a 2 1/2 hour long line for a cronut. do you now see why this city has my heart? ;)^^^
^^^a new flavor of cronut is made each month. this month is lemon. i feel like you have to really love lemon in order to love the cronut. (i do.) heard a rumor next month is salted caramel something or other… so yes, we’ll probably be back in line next month, too.^^^
^^^a bunch of news reporters and journalists from all over (i think even france and spain?) asked to interview my cute friends standing first in line. we also made a very embarrassing cameo on IBTimes which you can watch HERE. it’s also a good two minute clip all about the cronut if you wanna hear more.^^^
^^^with dominique ansel himself! he was the sweetest. he opens his own bakery door every morning and greets the crowd. i liked that.^^^
^^^best part? we were all home (or relatively close to home) before the husbands had to head to work! i met up with josh and the littles on the street corner before he caught the train to work so we could exchange a cronut for some babies and stuff like that. since i know josh isn’t terribly into lemon-y things, i also got him a chocolate chip cookie from ansel’s bakery and yes, he did not want to share the cookie. it was a really really good cookie. (but he did let me eat the rest of his cronut!)^^^
such a fun morning. thankful this city is crazy about good food and trendy stuff and long lines. where else can you find people buying and reselling something like a baked good on ‘the black market’ craigslist for $40 per cronut? this place! i mean, really! also thankful for the great group of women in my neighborhood that are simply rockstars. it was a good morning. happy national donut day! (last week!)