Oriol Balaguer has had a number of awards throughout the years. His father was a pastry chef and from an early age he showed interest in pastry making. He worked for seven years in Ferran Adrià’s team. In 2003 he decided to create his own brand of chocolate. We stopped at his chocolate shop in the Born area of Barcelona and yes we wished we had a shop like this in the LA area.
We tried the Raspberry, Peanut and some other flavor that had no translation. They were all very good.
Best Artisan Butter Croissant in Spain 2014
Even though we picked this up in the afternoon and ate it later in the day, it deserved all the accolades. It was slightly sweet and had a great buttery taste and was crisp.