Bakeries have closed, new ones have opened… after two years of the pandemic, it’s time to take stock of the baguette sitch in The Big Apple. Our sister publication, French Morning, is organizing a contest for the best baguette. And we need your participation! It is you, Frenchly readers, who will help choose the finalists.
The contest will take place in two stages:
You designate your favorite baguettes, up to three possible choices per voter. All you have to do is fill in the questionnaire. There are no restrictions: chains, grocery stores and small neighborhood bakeries are allowed, as long as they make their own bread.
From your choices, we will make a list of bakeries that will participate in the grand finale, open to the public, on Wednesday, May 18 at the Consulate General of France in New York.
A jury of professionals, including Chefs Alain Allegretti, Jacques Torres and Laurent Tourondel, will select the Best Baguette of 2022. While the jury will blind taste the bread, the public will be able to stroll from stand to stand to form their own opinions. Your final vote will help award a “Public Prize.”
Attendees will also enjoy a buffet of cheese and charcuterie, along with a complimentary glass of French wine.
We are counting on you! Go Frenchly!
This year’s edition of the Best Baguette contest of New York is sponsored by:
French bee, as the main sponsor of the event, will give away a roundtrip ticket to Paris to two lucky attendees! To participate in the raffle, the attendees will only need to follow the guidelines included in this Instagram post, and be present the day of the event.
(This article was originally published here on French Morning.)