Paris Pastries: Eric Kayser & Fauchon
It has taken me 5 days to realize that there is a Eric Kayser boulangerie
just steps away from my apartment.
Both Jamie Cahill and Dorie Greenspan recommend a trip to this artisan boulangerie.
"Eric Kayser, boulanger extraordinaire, is a household Paris name
known for his excellent breads. His eleven shops around the city
(and others in France and around the world) sell every imaginable
variety and combination of grain, nut, cheese, or fruit. The
impressive bread selection overshadows the sweet counter."
writes Jamie Cahill in 'The Pâtisseries of Paris'.
Dorie Greenspan recommends Kayser's baguette, fondants aux pommes,
tarte Normande and brioche au sucre.
Yesterday I bought the latter and a croissant for le petit déjeuner.
So in love with their brioches, I bought another today and a lemon tarte with
a meringue topping!
Late in the afternoon I stopped at Fauchon.
You may remember that I baked their coffee éclairs a while ago.
And today I enjoyed one of their iconic éclairs.
The Mona Lisa éclair, otherwise known as éclair Joconde.
She was a delight. Inside and out!
Six euros. I find it a bargain for a real Mona Lisa!
"For many people, Fauchon is to food what the Louvre is to art:
the best place to get an overview of the field. Now that I think
about it, maybe a visit to Fauchon is even better than time at the
Louvre. After all, at Fauchon, the masterpieces are all there for
the taking - and tasting." says Dorie Greenspan in 'Paris Sweets'.
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