In January on Food Network‘s Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Alain Coumont, founder of Le Pain Quotidien, shared tips for making the perfect waffle.
Better known as the Liège waffle, the waffle at Le Pain Quotidien is the most traditional type available in Belgium. In the 18th century, the baker of the prince-bishop of Liège (a city in eastern Belgium) adapted brioche dough to create this richer and denser waffle. It features chunks of pearl sugar, which caramelize on the outside of the waffle when baked, making the waffle crispy and sweet.
The Liège waffle is prepared in plain, cinnamon and vanilla varieties by street vendors across the nation. Le Pain Quotidien offers this Belgian waffle in three delicious ways:
Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote
Belgian Waffle with Chocolate Sauce and Fresh Berries
The debut broadcast of the Throwdown with Bobby Flay episode featuring PQ founder Alain Coumont was January 20th, but you can still catch it on re-airs.
Address: 113 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Location: west side of street, south of Beverly Boulevard
Phone Number: 323-461-7701
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