A recent client request desiring a gourmet excursion of famous pastry shops and chocolate makers in Paris, yielded these yummy temples devoted to Pâtisseries.
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As is our custom, we sent client one of our favorite books on the proposed exclusive touring: Parisian Pâtisseries. See thank you note below and link for the book at end of blog.
“Thank you for the gorgeous book on patisseries! Oh my goodness, I can barely look at it — the photos are so yummy that I am mesmerized by them. It’s the best book I’ve ever seen on this topic. I am very glad (and slightly tormented) to own it.” She is as sweet and fun as the book!
Ladurée – One of my long time favorites, partly because these yummy little shops are scattered about Paris; feeling peckish, Laduree tea salons are the perfect place to recover from shopping fatigue! My favorite macaroons are Blackcurrant Violet and Madagascar Chocolate…try them and secret a few in your bag for your flight home.
Michel Chaudin – Passionate about chocolate and quality, Michael can be found in the one shop in Ile-de-France filling a petite box, giving you detailed instructions on storing them; if any make it back to your suite! Delicate paves, relish the divine chocolate.
La Maison du Chocolat – A world of five signature chocolates and pastries. Small bites are required to taste all five confections otherwise death by chocolate will ensue. I’m particularly taken with Zagora; a teeny bite frees the hint of mint leaves, fragrantly released in the creamy ganache. Heaven on earth!
Pierre Hermé – Magic potions of chocolate a source of intense pleasure, who else will promise you intense pleasure while nibbling?