Oh La La.. Caneles, Mille Feuille, Macarons, Tarte au Citron, Choux..
Oh sweet and beautiful Paris..
I have not been to Paris since I was about 13 years old or even younger..so you can imagine last time it was not for the food in particular. But this time round we had a day to walk around the wonders of Paris and sample any delights on the way…
This was a fleeting visit through the city of romance, with a reputation of patisserie that exceeds most worldwide. And nothing falls short of seeing the cafes, pastisseries, boulangeries dotted around the streets, that light up with window’s filled with Parisian delights. It’s almost mesmerizing , you just have to ogle and stare through the windows dumbfounded. Or go in and take about 10 minutes to decide what it is you want…
Anyway it was a long day of walking, beautiful to see the Parisian sights and soak up the atmosphere plus have a taste of local treats..
Breakfast: Crepe, with jamon, oeuf and fromage..
Crisp pancake, thin and perfectly wrapping ham slices..
Sunshine on a plate!
Dipping into the patisserie & boulangeries… To my surprise Brioche Nutella! What better combination
The famous Macaron’s, from Boutique Chocolate Patissier Christophe Roussel here cheesecake flavoured and pistachio morello cherry, another was the chocolate morello cherry which was eaten prior to this photo.. oops Chewy in texture, crispy shell coating, sweet interior flavoured precisely, these delicate morsels were gone in two mouthfuls.. mine never seem to turn out like this!
Laduree, Paris. Window of Macarons!
Returning with boxes of pastries..
The amount of sweet treats on offer are too tempting for the eye! These pretty little laid out bundles of cakes and biscuits, all neatly positioned and precise, look immaculate nestled among each other. Its hard not to buy all of them.. but yes that may just make you sick.
The flavours of pistachio with cherry, raspberry or strawberry is a popular one and works so well. The pastries were delicate especially the mille feuille which flaky pastry crumbles and surrenders when you fork into it. And the creme layers squidge out of the sides. ..
The tarte au citron with its perfect crumbly pastry is so tangy and sharp in taste, you can only manage a spoonful!
The brioche dotted with chocolate chips, its moorish warm, but needs to be fresh or warmed up to retain its texture and melting chocolate chips ..well its just naughty.
There is so many pastries to try in Paris, that’s not even delving into the world of French Cuisine at its best, next time Il try to have more savoury food out there!