The cronut craze has landed in Las Vegas. Just a couple of weeks ago my search for cronuts in Las Vegas returned nothing. What’s the big deal with a cronut? Here’s a little reason why cronuts are the cool new food.
The Cronut is a croissant-doughnut pastry developed by Chef Dominique Ansel for Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City and offered under the same name. In May 2013, the bakery trademarked the name. The Dominique Ansel Bakery’s website states that though the item is best described as “Half Croissant, Half Doughnut” it is not made by simply frying croissant dough, but a type of laminated dough using a proprietary recipe that took the Chef two months and 10 recipes to create. The bakery’s Facebook site also states that Cronut is not a generic term to describe all croissant-doughnut hybrids, but a specific pastry associated with the bakery. A Boston Globe article describes the Dominique Ansel Bakery croissant-doughnut hybrid as a food portmanteau.
I wasn’t excited by the cronut at first but after seeing people so excited by them I became curious. After seeing this photo from Jay Fenster yesterday of a nuttela stuffed cronut from Bread & Butter I really became curious.
WHOA! That looks insane. Now I became really curious about trying a cronut but the nuttela cronut from Bread & Butter is about 40 minutes away. Later in the day David Shapiro shared a more “traditional” cronut from Lulu’s Bread and Breakfast which is on my side of Las Vegas.
Yes, I was officially intrigued by both of these cronut’s. Even though the nutella stuffed cronut looks better I decided to check out Lulu’s since it’s much closer to my house than Bread and Butter.
When I arrived at Lulu’s Bread and Breakfast this morning I was made aware that they only make the cronut on the weekend. Since I was there I decided to get a breakfast sandwich called the Captain America (egg, cheese, ham, sausage). It was one of the best egg sandwiches I’ve had in Las Vegas but it wasn’t a cronut.
On my way out I was told that there was also an espresso stuffed cronut on the weekend. I love espresso flavor almost as much as nuttela so I’m pretty sure I’ll return to Lulu’s Bread and Breakfast.
When I returned home I was made aware that a third bakery in Las Vegas had cronut’s available. Unfortunately, for me, Bon Chef Cafe is located on the other side of Las Vegas so I probably won’t get there.
The cronut has begun its invasion on Las Vegas and my curiosity to try it is greater than ever. As of today here’s where you can find a cronut in Las Vegas.
At some point the cronut will reach the casino bakeries in Las Vegas. For the time being cronut’s aren’t available everywhere so I’ll try to keep this list of cronut bakeries in Las Vegas update to date.If you know of any others leave a comment or tweet me.