Much like French Morning’s Best Baguette competition, the City of Paris has a competition every year to determine the city’s best baguette.
On April 17, Boulangerie Leroy-Monti took home the Grand Prix de la meilleure baguette de tradition parisienne (Grand Prize for the best traditional baguette in Paris). Leroy won €4000 and the privilege of supplying the Elysée Palace with their bread for the coming year.
Located in the 12th arrondissement, baker and pâtissier Fabrice Leroy’s baguette bested 227 other entries. He unseated last year’s winner, Boulangerie M’seddi, located in the 11th arrondissement.
“I didn’t expect it at all. It’s the second time I’ve competed,” said Leroy to Le Parisien. “It was really a surprise because I’ve only been working in the business for two years. I just got started. Before I was a project manager at the SNCF.”
Try Leroy’s baguette at Boulangerie Leroy-Monti, 203 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris.
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