French native Bernard Casse was born to bake. From the time he was a young man, all he ever longed to do was create magical pastries, buttery croissants and melt-in-your-mouth delicacies. Although he tried other pursuits, his culinary dreams kept calling him back. After years of learning and perfecting his skills within his homeland and prestigious French-inspired restaurants throughout New York and Texas, he opened the wonderful Croissan'Time French Bakery in Fort Lauderdale in 1986. The shop's popularity and reputation grew, and in 2000, "Fine Foods" was added to their name.
Although France is far away and expensive, its reasonably priced lush flavors and high quality are right here. You can’t beat a breakfast of Bernard Casse’s sublime croissants, hot from the oven. Of course he’s got chocolate or almond paste-filled varieties, but check out the ones stuffed with sour apricots and custard, tart raspberries, silky prunes, walnuts, apples, strawberries, cinnamon, ham and cheese, or guava. Linger for a couple of hours with a café au lait and you won’t even notice when it’s time for lunch. The deli features homemade sausages; paté; game meats like pheasant and partridge; freshly cut cheeses and fine wines; and, for dessert, homemade ice creams, fresh fruit pies, and cream puffs. The cakes are divine, the breads and sandwiches are heavenly and the desserts are out of this world! "New Times" adores Croissan'Time so much that they've named it Best Of 2008: Best Crepe, Best Of 2005: Best Croissant, and Best Of 2002: Best Bakery.
-- excerpts from "New Times"
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Sun: Jazz Fusion Band
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