Everybody needs a pretty looking pastry from Pierre Hermé every now and then. Although this little one managed to fool me with hidden pieces of fig (or something similar) which I’m not a huge fan of… Perhaps I should have read the description a little bit more careful. Oh well, for those of you who like figs (or something similar, because I still don’t know exactly what it was) I absolutely recommend it. I can’t wait to come back and try out a couple of new ones!
As you probably know by now I have a soft spot for anything sweet. But if I had to pick my poison it would be really good ice cream, hands down! And fortunately I’ve found the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted right in Paris. Real, delicious and creamy Italian gelato from Pozzetto. I only wish that you could buy this thing by the litre… Mmm!
Ahh, just look at this pretty pink pastry called Religieuse from Ladurée! Sometimes it’s hard to even have a bite when the pastry looks this beautiful… Unfortunately the taste didn’t live up to my expectations. It tasted a little bit too sweet for me, and I love sweet so that should tell you something! But boy it’s pretty to look at… And photograph of course.
La Pâtisserie des Rêves is a little piece of heaven for anyone with a sweet tooth. Stroll around the boutique and let your eyes wander from pastry to pastry before you make your pick, then wait in line to receive your little treat. This is a place you shouldn’t miss if you find yourself in the 6th or 7th arrondissement. I think my pick would be the Mille Feuille du Dimanche. Or the La Tarte au Citron… Decisions decisions.
Pretty macarons from Jean-Paul Hévin in Paris. Every macaron is a “double flavour” which means that you get two flavours in one macaron! Of course since these are from the chocolate master himself, one of the flavours is most often chocolate. The other flavours I choose was framboise, pistache, noix de coco, caramel and one I can’t remember the name of. Very yummy and such a pretty wrapping paper to go with the box.
Remember this? Well, I got the pastry I was actually buying this time around! The Ispahan from Pierre Hermé. If I think of the words Paris, girly and pastry this is exactly what comes to my mind. Don’t you agree? Unfortunately I think it’s prettier to look at than to actually eat it…
Don’t get me wrong! The macaron itself was yummy, the was raspberries yummy, the cream was yummy but the one thing that didn’t agree with my taste buds was the filling. It was a little bit too “perfumey” for my taste I’m afraid. But I could buy it just to look at it!
Cream puffs from Popelini in Paris. Just this sentence sounds delicious! Cream puffs… Ah, I’m getting hungry over here! No, but really. If you’re in Paris and want to pick up a few sweets to nibble on for dessert, something to treat a few guests to or just indulge in by yourself this is a perfect little treat. They look absolutely adorable and they taste so yummy. Swing by the boutique in Le Marais and pick up a box! Don’t forget the flavours caramel, rose – framboise and pistache!
Have you ever tried the delicious macarons from Carette in Paris? Unfortunately I think these pretty little things have been overshadowed by the bigger brands, such as Ladurée and Pierre Hermé for example, which really is a shame because these ones are just as tasty, if not more so.
You can find Carette at two locations in Paris; at Place des Vosges and Place du Trocadéro. Could you ask for better locations? I don’t think so. Choose between looking out over the beautiful Eiffel Tower or the gorgeous gardens at Place des Vosges. I only wish I had more time when I picked up these sweet things since the café itself is pretty gorgeous as well. Just look at this! I’m definitely coming back for a long pause in the afternoon so I can sip on a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate together with some pastries…
I’m so so bad at remembering the names for the pastries I buy… And I really wish I would have remembered the name of this one because it was deeeelicious! I’m a sucker for anything hazelnutty-ish and this beautiful thing really hit the mark. It reminded me of this little treat, which was also pretty delicious to say the least. Of course you can find it at my favourite Hugo & Victor.