Patisseries are everywhere in Paris but we wanted something special so, as one does, I Googled and found this article. http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/may/06/top-10-french-rench-patisseries-paris Blé Sucré was only three metro stops away so that's where we went.
Here are two of the four we bought:
|Tarte Tatin for one. Don't you just love that wee dot of gold leaf on the end of the apple's "stem"?|
On the topic of chocolate, we left with our four little pastries, beautifully boxed, and a paper bag holding two supremely flaky and buttery pains au chocolat, which we ate at the corner café across from this one. A crossroads with cafés on three of its four corners, could it get any better? Well, yes, because, just down the street is one of the city's best street markets. On this bright Sunday morning, it was jammed solid with Parisians buying heirloom tomatoes, chanterelles...
A la diable? Mustard is spread on the pork and then it's wrapped in caul fat.