Sunday, August 14, 2011

Paris Pastries: Ladurée & Pierre Hermé

Bonsoir!

Today I bring you two of Paris' top pâtisseries; Ladurée and Pierre Hermé.

I stop by at Ladurée almost every time whenever I'm in Paris (see here and here).

Their pastries are perfection, their macarons colorful and the atmosphere is whimsical.

On Friday I went to department store Printemps in Paris' 8th arrondissement.
Between the floors of countless clothes, there was a small Ladurée cafe tucked away.
I sat down and ordered a Saint-Honoré Rose Framboise, as well as a mint-chocolate iced tea.

Ladurée - Printemps

Ladurée – Saint-Honoré Rose Framboise

Ladurée - Printemps

It was fabulous!


Later that day, I walked to Pierre Hermé to pick up something sweet.
I decided on a tarte citron, as I have made Pierre Hermé's lemon tarts 2 years ago.

The shop:

Pierre Hermé

The window display:

Pierre Hermé

The box:

Pierre Hermé

Pierre's lemon tart:

Pierre Hermé

My lemon tarts:

Lemon Tartlets

See here my first visit to Pierre Hermé.


And for ice cream-lovers in Paris (the famed Berthillion closes it doors in July and August)
I recommend that you try Deliziefollie in the 1st arrondissement, right off Les Halles.

Jamie Cahill writes in 'The Patisseries of Paris' about Deliziefollie:
"Deliziefollie's luscious gelato has won over Parisians to Italian-style ice
cream. Ever conscious about overindulging in rich treats but not willing to
sacrifice taste, Parisians love gelato, perceived as Italy's lighter alternative to
French glace."


Deliziefollie

Deliziefollie

Deliziefollie

Deliziefollie

Salted butter caramel - caramel au beurre salé.
Delicioso!

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


Bonne nuit,

Daniëlle

4 comments:

Noor Hafirdaus said...

I wish I could go to Paris one day

The Dainty Doll's House said...

uff..am hungry now!! Looks yummy, your tarts look more appealing ;) Love the photos! xx

Mariel Torres said...

I'm seriously craving all this now... everything looks incredibly gorgeous and oh-so-inviting. I think I need to book my trip to Paris right NOW.

Erin said...

this looks amazing!!

xo
Erin

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