With my niece coming tomorrow for tea, it was time for a road trip to the French bakery I’d heard so much about, Colette Bakery, 509 Main St., Medford, MA.
O-la-la. From the tres charmante sales women to the lovely displays, it didn’t disappoint. I spent a fair amount of moolah, but plan to put some things in the freezer (carefully wrapped). Among my goodies: a loaf of pain de mie (sliced), two chocolate croissants, two Viennoiserie brioche, and two lychee patisserie with craqueleur, whipped cream and a dollop of raspberry jam. Those are for tomorrow’s tea. I managed, somehow, to resist the Paris-Brest, macarons, pains au raisin, madeleines, and tartes au pommes. They’re for next time. So make a field trip for yourself. They’re very careful about safety and everything looks authentic and delicieux.