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A Delightful Sensory Experience

Isabelle et Vincent, french bakery, in Fairfield is worth the visit

Wonder if you feel the same way I do, every time I step into Isabelle et Vincent in Fairfield.  All my senses come to full attention.  As the door opens, the first thing that hits me is the smell of wonderful baked goodies.  Breads, pastries, cakes, tarts, quiches  …. Mmm!

Next, as I walk up the steps into the store, my eyes light up!  Stunning and colorful displays all decked up with hundred of yummy treats.  How can someone ever settle for one or even two things at this store?  Well! I don’t!  Because, each time I go there, I think to myself,  “Well!  I want one of these, and two of those….Oh!  and I must try that”.  And so it begins…  :-)

Taste, for me, the most important sense …. finally gets gratified!  Last weekend I went there for a quick brunch.  I love that the bakery offers great choices like croque monsieur, mini quiches etc ready to go.  All you need to do is ask them to heat it for you as you sip some coffee and voila, brunch is served!

As I savored my meal, I pondered upon what I should buy to take home. I could not resist their decadent brioche and their french bread this time.   Have you had their brioche?  It’s almost like a cake!  Light and airy, buttery soft with a hint of sweetness. One taste and I was inspired to make some bread pudding when I got home.  Not hard to do, as this brioche had already done most of the work for me.  All I had to do was toss it in some egg, sugar and milk mixture.  Fold in some semi-sweet chocolate chips and bake.  To top off this bread putting, I made a sauce that my friend, Chef Pietro has taught me….. can’t let you in on his secret but all I can say is that it has cognac in it!  BTW: this brioche will also be amazing with French toast.   Note to self:  make some French toast very very soon.

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Larry November 27, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Well worth the drive. This place is GREAT!
Jaimie Cura (Editor) November 27, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Larry, what do you recommend that's especially amazing at Isabelle et Vincent?
Fairfield County Foodie November 27, 2012 at 05:52 PM
My question as well. My recommendation: the brioche! :-) -Fairfield County Foodie
Sheryl Shaker November 27, 2012 at 06:59 PM
The tarte grand pere is amazing. Cranberries, raisins, nuts, caramel. I don't know if it's a traditional recipe or of their own creation, but I highly recommend it!
Anne November 28, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Sheryl, I know a new bakery opening is super-exciting, and truly news-worthy, but whatever happened with the Kate Regan case?
Fairfield County Foodie November 28, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Oooh! Sounds perfect for this holiday season. :-) -Fairfield County Foodie
Sheryl Shaker November 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM
@Anne, I'm glad you agree that there's room for all kinds of information on Patch, and am sorry I don't have an answer to your question.
Chandra Johnson Greene November 28, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Hi Anne, the Regan case is still in pre-trial phase and the next court date is scheduled for Dec. 6. Patch will post an update following that hearing. Thanks!
canaan guy November 28, 2012 at 03:14 PM
This broad Isnt in jail yet? whats taking so long?
Andy November 28, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Do a little legwork. If you're so obsessed with the case, you should be able to get the info you need on your own.
Billy Gumdrop November 28, 2012 at 07:17 PM
good lawyers, that's what. I would not be surprised if Ms. Regan avoided any jail time for the accident. I'm almost willing to bet some dough on it.

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