Mardi Gras is one of the most colourful and exciting times of year for Sydney, and one of the city’s most notable patisseries has celebrated fittingly with the release of a limited-edition Golden Gaytime croissant.
Alexandria’s Textbook Boulangerie-Patisserie posted the dreamy, colourful rainbow-hued pastry to their social media accounts along with a sweet poem by legendary equality and gay rights supporter, Kermit the Frog.
Why are there so many
songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side
Rainbows are visions
They’re only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we’ve been told and some chose to Believe it
But I know they’re wrong wait and see
Someday we’ll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me
It isn’t the first time Textbook has released rainbow croissants for the occasion, but the Golden Gaytime-inspired flavour is a new feature. The striped croissant features Textbook’s signature flaky pastry filled with rainbow chocolate nibs and plenty of caramel, a generous layer of rich cream and toffee nuggets.
Textbook founder John Ralley has trained and worked with some of the very best in the hospitality industry, and his croissants have gained a cult following in Sydney. His time working in Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe shaped his knowledge of pastry, which he brought back to Australia and perfected in established Sydney restaurants.
The limited-edition croissants will be available from Textbook this weekend only (from Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 1 – until they sell out), in conjunction with the Mardi Gras festival’s grand finale parade.