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Gil Prat is the author behind the best croissant in Spain

The Prat Can Carriel pastry shop in Barcelona bakes the best croissant in our country.

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Gil Prat is the pastry chef who has just won the competition for the ‘Best Artisan Butter Croissant of Spain 2023’ organized by the Barcelona Pastry Guild.

The contest, which took place at the Escuela de Pastelería del Gremio in Barcelona, brought together in the same space more than 60 participants from pastry shops from all the autonomous communities in a collective struggle for the best artisan butter croissant on the national scene.

There, each of the candidates delivered 12 croissants baked between 8 and 10 o’clock, which were evaluated by a professional jury composed of the reference pastry chefs Antonio Bachour, Antoni Bellart (president of the Gremi) and Toni Vera (winner of the 2022 edition), the chef Martina Puigvert and the actor Paco Mir.

The prize was awarded to Gil Prat, who belongs to the fourth generation of the centenary pastry shop founded by his great-grandfather, for outstanding criteria such as ‘its flavor and the honeycombing of its interior’, among other reasons such as its preparation with butter as the only fat.

The Prat pastry shop ‘Can Carriel’ from the municipality of Roda de Ter already won this award in the 2017 edition, proving once again that history is made in their ovens.