100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes: No. 71 -- Croque Monsieur From Croissan'Time

As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to [email protected]

No. 71 Croque Monsieur from Croissan'Time

Open since 1986, this French Bakery remains popular with the locals for its consistent offerings of fresh pastries, tarts, cakes and pies. And we can't forget the ample assortments of charcuterie and cheeses from the deli. It's nearly impossible to grow bored of the various sweets and flaky pastry, but if you do, the croque monsieur will surely satisfy a knackering for savory.

Like a birthday present ready for opening, a square package of warm ham and cheese between toasted bread awaits on a plate. Push the cutlery aside and crunch through the decadent oozing layers of melted gruyère and Béchamel sauce as notes of nutmeg and salty tang celebrate on your tongue. Bon anniversaire, taste buds.


1201 N. Federal Highway

Fort Lauderdale,



Previous 100 favorite dishes:

No. 72: Mushroom in Tin Foil at Marumi Sushi
No. 73: Tapas Sharing Platter from Johnny V
No. 74: Cherry Crunch Donut from Dandee Donut Factory
No. 75: Brussel Sprouts from Cafe La Buca
No. 76: Linguine Vongole from Il Bellagio 
No. 77: Housemade Charcuterie from Market 17
No. 78: Crab Benedict at the Downtowner Saloon
No. 79: The Aileen Special from Undergrounds Coffeehaus
No. 80: Insalata Caprese from Fiorentina
No. 81: Angus and Brie Burger from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill

No. 82: Pulled Pork Sliders from Gratify American GastroPub

No. 83: Fagottini al Tartufo Bianco e Nero From Apicius Ristorante e Enoteca
No. 84: Guacamole from Dos Caminos
No. 85: Rock Shrimp from Bahama Mama
No. 86: The Grease Beast from Grease Burger
No. 87: Banana Pancakes from Simply Delish

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