Isabelle et Vincent French Bakery...Ooh La La!

Stephanie Webster

When I ask my children what treat they prefer, I used to hear only chants of ice cream... or rich frosted cupcakes. Since Isabelle et Vincent opened their seventh-generation patisserie and chocolate shop in Fairfield, I now hear pleading for croissants, brioche, mille-feuiiles, and chocolate eclairs.

In addition to the perfectly flakey, buttery pastry crust, and the melt in your mouth chocolate desserts, Isabelle et Vincent makes some of the best baguettes in the area. For $3.50, you can take home any variety of multi-grain, tomato-basil, onion-bacon, or the classic... that is if you can make it home without consuming the entire loaf in your car. Actually, you might not even make it to the car as the intoxicating aroma of freshly-baked bread is totally mind altering. Get there early because many of the popular selections sell out quickly, especially on the weekends.

I would be remiss if I failed to mention their homemade ice cream topped with one of their beautiful meringues, which benefit from the use of fresh fruit and real cream. We should all thank whatever mysterious force led Isabelle and her husband Vincent to move here from Strasbourg France in 2007 to continue the tradition of French baking right here in Fairfield.

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Isabelle et Vincent 1903 Post Road, Fairfield. 203-292-8022