If this picture doesn’t instantly make you drool…
a) You have an aversion to pastries drizzled with creamy icing.
b) Almonds are a cringe-inducing ingredient for you.
c) I’m not a very good food photographer.
d) That particular pastry is just a little too sweet for your taste buds.
Now, let me back up a little.
I was very excited when Panera first asked me if I would be interested in blogging about them, because prior to them even contacting me, it was already one of the places my family and I have enjoyed visiting for a while now.
But to be honest with you I didn’t really know how dedicated they were to quality and how focused they are on using the freshest local ingredients available.
A couple of other things that totally surprised me is that their Head Baker happens to be the former Associate Dean of Baking and Pastry Arts at the Culinary Institute of America (that helps explain their amazing bread). And, that their Head Chef is also a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America. Who knew?
Where’s the butter?
If you’d like to learn more about Panera’s commitment to freshness and quality here’s a quick video for you to watch or visit their web site at Panerabread.com.
Remember regardless of my compensation from Panera to blog for them, you know I would never promote or endorse something I didn’t truly love.