Sunday, May 6, 2012

EATING THROUGH THE LAST DAYS OF SARKOZY: THE PARISIAN KINGS OF PASTRY


We recently went to Paris to witness the last few days of Sarkozy's reign prior to the run-off election, and celebrated or mourned (depending on your political disposition) the occasion by eating as much of the city as was humanly possible.  I'll be posting a few evidentiary posts of our extreme excess over the next little while.  First up: the pastries.

(Top to bottom: Laduree, Fauchon, and Pierre Hermé)

The first three Parisian pastry shops that most people mention are Laduree, Fauchon and Pierre Hermé. Laduree seemed the most obvious tourist attraction (macarons are always a good souvenir), with a outpost in the Palace at Versailles; Fauchon felt the flashiest (and most broad, with a huge selection of non-sweets to offer); and Pierre Hermé the most understated in shop but grand in reputation.  All three, of course, were incredible.

Joe.
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