Eateries

Paris: La Patisserie Des Reves

 

La Pâtisserie des Rêves, literally means The Pastry Shop of Dreams and it’s exactly that. Walking in, you transfer yourself into a pastry shop of the future. Yes, you have your traditional shops like Laduree or Pierre Hermes… but none compare to this one esthetically.

This time I was in Paris, I was solely there for food : ) I went one cold (I mean freezing) Tuesday afternoon after visiting Versailles. And I’m not gonna lie, the cold turns me into the Hulk… I’m angry and I want to destroy everything. So what better way to bring me back to life than some pastries.

The automatic sliding doors lead you into a chamber of the most beautiful pastries. The majority of the room is taken up by two towering circular tables that hold glass vessels suspended by metallic wires from the ceiling. And each glass vessel houses a parisian masterpiece. People bend down and glaze through each dome to observe the carefully created desserts as if they were diamonds.

Let’s face it, France is super traditional, strict and into their ways, that when a shop takes a risk and goes balls out to try something different, THAT’S impressive to me! Some say the shop is a bit cold, I think it’s groovy baby.

And even after you’re taken over by all the magic the shop has to offer… you wonder if the pastries live up to the shop. Because you know, sometimes you mean a man/woman and they’re gorgeous… beautiful face, nice body, great hair, straight teeth…. and you think to yourself “No way can this guy not be a douchebag”…. or “No way this guy doesn’t have babies, a crazy ex-girlfriend, and a criminal past… too good to be true”… No? Just me?

Anyways, they’ve won many awards and everything I had there was orgasmic. So, so, so good….

You must visit their website and watch some of the videos on how they create some of these recipes. Inside-Out Eclair? Hello!

 

 

St. Honore

 

This is NOT an apple. But I won’t tell you what’s inside. It’s like ruining the ending of a movie…

 

 

 

The inside-out éclair and the six-sided Paris-Bresté

 

 

 

 

 

La Patisserie Des Reves

93, rue du Bac 75007 PARIS

 

 

*Photos: Allison

Eating In: Paris

 

To be completely frank, I’m extremely picky when it comes to food. I’m one of those annoying people that says they don’t like something before they even try it. I know, I know…. I can’t help it. If something is raw or looks weird or smells funky, chances are it’s not going in my mouth.

But here are a few things that did go in my mouth while in France : )

*except for the steak tartare – never!

 

L’Amerique Big Tasty

It was actually kinda gross. The spread on it was like some funky tuna tasting thing. Left a bad taste in my mouth =/

 

Pistachio and Chocolate Chip Brioche

Words can’t describe it’s perfection

 

Amorino Gelato

Located in the Latin Quarters by Notre Dame

Salted Caramel was the winning flavor

 

Steak Tartare

I would never order this or try this : )

Lasagna

Cafe de L’Industrie, Bastille, Paris

 

Homemade Crepe

Apricot, lemon and powdered sugar

 

Galette

The savory version of a crepe

Eggs, Ham & Goat Cheese

 

Chocolates Galore

from Maison Georges LARNICOL

 

Orangina

I will serve at my wedding

 

Macaroons

 

Waffle Cones

Sanchez L’Artisan Glacier

 

The End

(Le sigh)

 

*photos: Allison

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