Banana Coconut Chocolate Croissant at Lafayette – NYC
Hurrah! My appetite is back! In fact, last night, after too many shameful $5 lychee martinis at Verlaine, I somehow managed to scarf down a slice of pizza on the way home and then a bowl of instant Korean ramyun when I got there. And yes, before I went out, I had a galbi (Korean BBQ rib) dinner. This is great news for my stomach (not so much for my stretch-challenged skinny jeans), because this means it’ll soon be reunited with the ever dreamy banana coconut chocolate croissant ($3.50) at Lafayette.
The banana coconut chocolate croissant is a feat of pastry genius. It’s a crisp, buttery chocolate croissant filled with bananas and moist shredded coconut batter and then topped with more shredded coconut and bananas so when cooked the coconut batter takes on a macaroon-like chewy crunch. It’s like a chocolate croissant ate a banana macaroon and then was eaten by another banana macaroon shortly after.
Although the butterscotch flavor could be stronger, the slim butterscotch coffee éclair ($4.75) sprinkled with crushed coffee beans is also tasty, but unequivocally pales in comparison to the epic deliciousness of the banana coconut chocolate croissant. To be fair, most of life does.