hosted the first Croissant Battle Miami, a “best croissant” competition. Created by , the first digital news resource for French speakers in the United States, the event gathered South Florida’s top bakers and over 300 foodies. French Morning hosted America’s first “best croissant” contest in New York and due to its huge success, they are bringing the competition to Miami. A culinary hub for international fare, Miami is the third U.S. destination for the “best croissant” contest after New York and San Francisco. Hundreds of pastry lovers and food enthusiasts met the chefs behind their favorite local bakeries and pastry shops.
South Florida’s top bakers and pastry makers gathered to present their best croissants in front of a panel of judges and a special French celebrity guest. Croissant Battle Miami is sponsored by Cacao Noël, Beurremont and Patriarche. The competing finalists for “best croissant” in Miami included Lobster Bar Miami, La Boulangerie Boul’Mich, Zak The Baker, Rosetta Bakery, B Bistro Bakery, La Provence Bakery, and L’Artisane Bakery. The panel of judges is comprised of: Matthew McDonald, Executive Chef at The National Hotel; Vincent Catala, Private Pastry and Cuisine Chef in Miami; Grégory Gourreau, Pastry Chef at Juvia Miami; Saeko Nemoto, Pastry Chef at Bouloud Sud Miami; Yann Rio, Consultant and Private Chef in Miami; Mickaël Marchand, Executive Chef at Grand Beach Hotel Surfside; and Chef Gilles Epié, president of the jury.