Food

    Piquant: Tampa, FL

    June 22, 2017

    Petit Piquant is a hidden little gem on North Howard Avenue here in Tampa. A small bakery that is filled with some of the most delicious pastries, coffees/teas and lunch options in the area. The flavors and textures of their pastries make you feel as if you’re sitting at a tiny corner cafe somewhere in Europe. They put so much care into what they make and don’t cut corners when it comes to making their pastries.

    I was so excited to try the newest pastry addition to Piquant. I love everything they come up with and all of their pastries are so good you guys. I’m a huge fan of their Nutella croissant donut, the “cronut”. I had not had Kouign-Amann before so I was eager to see what it was all about. I started with the savory braised short rib and was really impressed. Chef Castro and Chef Rosana put so much thought into putting a spin on this new pastry and really making it something that is truly so delicious.

    Up next was the strawberry Kouign-Amann. I was worried it would be a little too sweet for me but it was the perfect amount of sweetness and was just what I needed to balance out the braised short rib Kouign-Amann I had just had. Both pastries were perfectly baked and had me wanting another. Wish granted, Chef Castro sent me home with the Guava Kouign-Amann which was equally as delicious as the other two. I’m eager to try all of the other flavors and find which one I like best.

    These delicious, buttery pastries come from the coastal region of Brittany, in the northwest corner of France. A mix between a croissant and brioche, the Kouign-Amann is equal parts crispy and flakey, with flavorful buttery layers.

    Piquant will be making the traditional sweet Kouign-Amann with flavors such as, Lemon, Guava, Strawberry, Cinnamon Sugar, Passion Fruit and Raspberry. And they’ll also be putting their own unique spin on the Kouign-Amann by making delicious, savory flavors like Roasted Tomato & Goat Cheese, Braised Short Rib and Lox .

    You can find Petit Piquant at 1704 North Howard Avenue in Tampa and now you can enjoy them on the go as well at Tampa International Airport in Illy Coffee & Bay Coffee and Tea Company. The Piquant brand consists of Petit Piquant, Piquant Artisan Bakers and Piquant Artisan Caterers. You can keep up with all things Piquant by following them on Instagram and Facebook. And be sure to stop in starting this Saturday, June 24th to try their newest item, Kouign-Amann.

    Disclosure: The meal featured was provided by Petit Piquant. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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