Le Petit Gouter

3 Aug
In celebration of my 16th birthday, my family and I spent a weekend in Paris. We toured the breathtaking city of lights, visiting museums and monuments galore. But by far the most memorable aspect of Paris was the food, specifically the pastry. Host to countless patisseries and chocolatiers, Paris offers a wide array of meticulously-crafted pastries and desserts. I visited some of the city’s most acclaimed pastry shops, sampling numerous sweet treats.

The Parisians are known for their impeccable attention to detail, especially in the culinary arts. Each individual pastry is assembled to perfection; a dessert-lover’s fantasy.
La Patisserie des Reves, the most innovative of all the boutiques I encountered, offers original creations unavailable at mainstream pastry shops. Individual glass domes encapsulate each pastry, allowing the viewer to closely admire the pastry as one would view a masterpiece in a gallery. Their most well-known piece (pictured above), the paris-brest, combines eight airy hazelnut cream puffs into a single seamless wreath. My family and I picked up the paris-brest and walked to a nearby park to enjoy the dainty dessert. Each one of us tore off a bite-sized puff and popped it into our mouthes, relishing the delicious moment.
French chocolates exceeded my expectations. The Patrick Roger Chocolatier presents the finest, most diverse variety of homemade chocolates available in Paris. From rich truffles dusted in chalky cocoa powder to rustic dried fruit and nut clusters dunked in creamy milk chocolate, Patrick Roger crafts all its specialty chocolates on a daily basis to ensure only the highest-quality products for its customers.
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7 Responses to “Le Petit Gouter”

  1. Kathryn August 4, 2011 at 1:09 am #

    Everything here looks delicious, and the detail is amazing! Now I'm hungry ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lizzy August 4, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    Hey :)thanks for following me ๐Ÿ™‚ Wow, PARIS! Now that's a grand present for sweet 16 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy belated birthday ๐Ÿ˜› i'm probably late. I love Paris pastries, someday I hope to visit Paris and get a taste of their sweet delights! ;)xoxolizzy

  3. ร†nne August 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    That looks way too good ;)Kisses Annehttp://annenobody.blogspot.com/

  4. angelina wong August 5, 2011 at 1:44 am #

    WOW, these pics are amazing! look really yummy.. :DD

  5. Olga August 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Happy sweet 16! Your photos can convert me into a hungry person ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Nina Morena August 6, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    You're very lucky to have visited Paris! Happy belated birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ It's almost time for my sweet 16 as well.Thank you so much for clicking the link and leaving a sweet comment. Your blog is so amazing, I love it!! Of course I followed. xoxo

  7. Blaise August 8, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    WOW They all look amazing! HAppy birthday and i love your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ http://blaiseruby.blogspot.com/x

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