Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Paris -- La Pâtisserie des Rêves

Now back from Paris for more than a week, I just realized I have not written about a great new discovery: La Pâtisserie des Rêves. I plan to follow up with more, including pictures, when I next get to Paris, but in the meantime, let me say that this little shop on Rue du Bac has some of the most beautiful pastries I've ever seen, including interpretations of classic desserts -- like tarte tatin and mille-feuille -- that are reconsidered and reconstructed, as well as classics like a pistachio financier and a Breton kouing-aman (a stupendous caramelized, layered cake). They have very recently opened a branch, complete with salon de thé, in the fashionably residential 16th. Friends with impeccable taste went and enjoyed it immensely.

93 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, and 111 rue de Longchamp, 75016 Paris.

Definitely more to come on this unusual pâtisserie.

Bobby Jay

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