Give Us This Day Le Pain Quotidien
I studied abroad in Southwest France. It was divine.
When I arrived, I spoke no French. When I left I was fluent. Today, I speak no French.
On my first day in town, my French neighbor told me: “There are only two phrases you need to know in French to survive here.” The first was a swear word, so I won’t repeat it here. The second was ‘pain au chocolat’.
“What’s that?” I wanted to know. My French neighbor winked and sent me along to the closest boulangerie.
Pain au chocolat is a crossant with warm, melty, high quality chocolate in the middle. Just a single bite is worth a trip to France.
Luckily now the flight isn’t necessary, because an amazing French boulangerie, Le Pain Quotidien has opened a branch in Buenos Aires.
Yes, they have pain au chocolat. They also have coffee, communal seating, chocolate hazelnut spread and encourage carbo loading. It is heavenly.