Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Paris Pastries: Eric Kayser & Fauchon

Bonjour!

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.

Eric Kayser - Artisan Boulanger

Eric Kayser - Artisan Boulanger

Eric Kayser - Artisan Boulanger

Eric Kayser - Artisan Boulanger


So in love with their brioches, I bought another today and a lemon tarte with
a meringue topping!

Eric Kayser - Artisan Boulanger


Late in the afternoon I stopped at Fauchon.

Fauchon

Fauchon

Fauchon

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!

Fauchon

Fauchon

Fauchon


"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'.

You can check out my blog French Mademoiselle to see what I'm up to every day in Paris!


- Daniëlle


5 comments:

Laetitia said...

i adore them both! eric kayser is the best !! u can see a review on my blog!



http://leeleesdiary.blogspot.com/2011/04/review-eric-kayser-tanger.html

Becca said...

You make me want to visit Paris just so I can stuff my face with all of these delicous looking pastries and desserts.

SIENA.STYLE said...

that look so delicious!
have a wonderful day
kiss from prague
http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

Virginia said...

Today is my first visit to you déliceux blog! Oh my you have such a hard life! HA
Bon weekend,
V

Savorique said...

Fauchon used to make a "BB" eclair. BB for Brigitte Bardot. The nicer the design, the tastier the eclair ;)