Category Archives: Gourmet

Salon du Chocolate (Paris)

From October 20-24, this premier chocolate festival, Salon du Chocolate, at Port de Versailles should not be missed by anyone who loves chocolate.   All of the prestigious chocolatiers will be at this event, and a kids workshop and exhibition is held everyday from 10 am-7 pm.  Every year my kids would go and come back with chocolate […]
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Popelini | Best Patisserie in Paris

Popelini, tucked away along a quiet road in the 3rd arrondissement, is a showcase for one of French pâtisserie’s staples – choux pastry. After all, French pâtisserie just wouldn’t be the same without éclairs, réligieuses, choux and saint-honorés, now would it? Popelini has made choux pastry its speciality by selling a range of different flavoured […]
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Aux Merveilleux de Fred

If you love meringues even half as much as I do, you will not fail to fall in love with Aux Merveilleux de Fred. This boulangerie/pâtisserie is living proof that simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. Domes of meringue are sandwiched together with whipped cream and covered with chocolate shavings or more crumbled meringue. […]
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Jacques Génin | Gourmet Chocolate

Post-Easter and springtime in Paris are not a good pair. While you may be ready and willing to put on summery clothes, the facts are you’ve just spent a whole weekend eating loads of chocolate eggs, bells and rabbits. Women’s magazines are aware of this, and thus most of them offer a strange diet: Cabbage […]
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Pâques – Easter In Paris

Pâques (Easter and Passover) in Paris is all about chocolate, easter eggs, and fun activities for children. Windows of chocolate shops are lined with ornate chocolate eggs, some the size of American footballs, for sale (and eating) during the holiday.  Themes for this year are traditional, with ornate chocolates made in the shapes of hens, […]
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Pâtisserie Viennoise

Down a hidden side street just off the main tourist area around St. Michel is a tiny, unremarkable shop front that is simply labeled Pâtisserie Viennoise (Viennese Pâtisserie). All that can be seen in the small window is row upon row of satisfying home-baked goods –upon entering, you are faced with even more. Inside, the […]
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