Nov 6, 2012

Bon Appetit Durango, CO!

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Durango is located in southwest Colorado near the Four Corners, where the borders of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico meet. Back in its heyday, liquor, gambling, prostitution and boxing matches provided miners with first class entertainment. The buildings with a shady past are still standing today but the area has now been converted into a lively tourist shopping district with a colorful past around every corner. I recently went to Durango to get my pastry fix at Jean Pierre Bakery & Wine Bar. It's a 45 min. drive from me. I had an apricot croissant and Dori had a slice of the L'Oprea cake. And, yes, it was amazing. BUT I will wait for awhile before I go back... because I may go broke! The place is quite pricey and so is my appetite.


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I don't remember Dori taking this photo. Sadly I wasn't concerned.

21 comments:

  1. Atta girl, Sandy! I knew it would not be that long of a drive to get your French pastry fix. From the looks of it, you both made good choices :-) I am glad to see Seattle is not the only place where customers get ripped off when purchasing French-themed food items :-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  2. Thanks I needed the push. =) You're not kidding Veronique! What's up with that? It's good but not worth 5 dollars a croissant!

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    1. Holy Cow. $5 a croissant?! I hope it was a goooooooddddd one!!! :-)

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  3. Well... they didn't have prices displayed and when I went to pay for the croissant and L'Oprea- it was $10. I'm sure L'Oprea was a bit more expensive. But still!=) I work with a half frenchy (comme moi) and he told me to go to 'Bread' in Durango instead. I will try that next time. I will let you know what I think mon amie. ;)

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  4. I'm on diet, how could you post the first picture???
    Wouldn't be cool to try one of each?!
    I'd love to try that raspberry croissant too! :)

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    1. Hi Lúcia! You on a diet? I don't believe it. ;) Sorry! I will try not to do it for awhile. Thanks for stopping by!!=)

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  5. My,My! I see nothing but good things before me! Crossant-Meringue-Creme Puff-plus other delicious items that say Bon Appetite!! Leave it up to the French Girl to drive 45minutes to get her pastries!

    I had to laugh about the price talk of the delicacies. That has been my problem for a long time. Champagne appetite with a beer budget!LOL Happy to see you all, out and about, eating and exploring in the Four Corners!

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  6. Thanks Parker! LOL I'm totally with you ...Champagne taste and beer budget! I understand that very well. But sometimes spaghetti and hamburgers is just as good and cheaper. ;) Thanks for stopping in my friend. Keep safe from those long horns. ;)

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  7. Been missing you, Gal!

    Durango, wow; had a lovely craw-fish bisque there one cold night before boarding my sleeper car for Chicago and the East. . . . .


    good 2 C ya!


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    1. Hi Cloudia! A craw-fish bisque? Never had one but sounds yummy! You need to write a book about this trip to the east from the west! I'm all ears. =)Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Yummo!! Haha! I think I'd be more concerned with the croissant than the photo, too!

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    1. Hee hee Sonya. Seriously! Poor croissant didn't have a chance. Hope all is well in your world.=)

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    1. You have that right Robert. I'm still thinking about it!=)Hope your day is great.

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  10. Nothing else matters with good food and friends. Indulging the senses is always a good thing and it looks like the indulgences were plenty there.

    I haven't been to Durango in decades. It appears several things have changed since my visit. I may just have to go back!

    Thanks for the update and the great photos.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Ron! You're right friends and good food is what really matters! =) Y'all should go to Durango again. =) Be prepared for that elevation!Its a doozy...but you can drink less.;)

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  11. great photos I like the blog.
    A greeting.
    Juan

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    1. Thank you Tauros. I went for a visit to your blog and I enjoyed what I saw. I will be visiting again!=)

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  12. Sounds like a great place. Have visited Durango Daily photo? www.durangodailyphoto.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh cool...Thanks for the link Randy! =)

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