Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Paris Recommendations Part 2: Pâtisserie and Tea
This is part two of my Paris Recommendations Week series.Pâtisserie & Tea: (ranked)
Definitely one of our favorite things to do while in Paris is to hit as many pâtisseries as we can. It's difficult to find dessert art at this level in other places in the world. I've got a few places I go in New York and Tokyo that would be comparible. But that's a whole different recommendations guide. This list is of the most famous ones that are mentioned in guides.
Pierre Hermé - 72, rue Bonaparte - 75006 Heavenly and a must! There is often a queue right out the door. But they gave us chocolates while we waited. Even if there's nothing here you'd like to try, (not that I know that feeling) You should check out the displays. They really are beautiful.
(I have to get a photo from my mom's photo collection to show you...)
My mom's photos:
And because there are more lovely photos, here's the flicker set.
Ladurée (Metro: Madelaine) Have tea there if you can! There is always a crowd at the door ordering for take out. Push your way in and see if they can seat you for tea (and yes, there may be line for that as well). The upstairs usually has more room but the downstairs tea room is gorgeous. Check out the painted ceilings!
- Fauchon (Metro: Madelaine). Great place for gifts of food to bring back home. And make sure to see if there's something you can bring back for yourself to remind you of Paris. My mom enjoys their spices. G likes the preserves. I've shared their boxed cookies and madelaines with rave reviews. I find their teas and coffees to be excellent as well. Really something for everyone.
- Gérard Mulot, 76, rue de Seine - 75006. Metro: Mabillion. Pâtisserie. Great desserts to go. Make sure to try out macarons (G ranks their macarons above everyone else). My favorite is the Pistache.
Dalloyau Closer to the Champs Élysées. A more modern and elegant tea room. Spacious seating, calm and quiet.
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