Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Paris - New Preserves Store

Last week J and I happened upon a new place in the Marais called La Chambre aux Confitures, which sells preserves, conserves, chutneys and jellies made by Lise Bienaimé, whose great-grandfather made and sold preserves in Paris many years ago. We sampled a large number of her preserves, and they are interestingly composed and with a softer texture than is common for preserves: utterly delightful.

We ended up buying the "Cuvee de Noël," apricot jam flavored with pain d'épices spices, and Cerise Griotte, a loose morello cherry preserve, both excellent examples of Mme Bienaimé's special touch.

Brochure and preserves from La Chambre aux Confitures

The shop we went to was at 60, rue Vielle du Temple, in the 3rd; there is another at 9, rue des Martyrs in the 9th.

Their products are perfect gift items as well as treats for yourself.

Bobby Jay

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