Finally it has come, my visit to Paris. A magical city with charm and beauty all around
Many reasons can bring you to this City of Lights. You name it: fashion, art, culture,romantic scape, etc. For me it’s all about pastries. So, I have raised the bar and my goal was set: map on hand, comfortable but fashionable shoes, camera on hand, and an empty stomach ready to taste the best pastry and chocolate creations this magical city has to offer! Time frame?: 48 hours. Ready, set, go!
My list of best patisseries and chocolate shops of Paris has many names on it: Laduree, Pierre Herme, Jean-Paul Hévin, La Maison du Chocolat, Patrick Roger, Gérard Mulot … but, after visiting them all, I have chosen to dedicate this post to one of my favorite patisseries as my palate has tasted and spoken: Cafe Pouchkine
With no less appreciation for the rest of patisseries from my list, Café Pouchkine Paris, has captivated my eyes and all my taste buds. Located in the ground floor of the Printemps Department Store, the renowned pastry chef Emmanuel Ryon, has accomplished to honor each classic French pastry with his unique touch of Russian flavors and ingredients that represent him
Caramel, chocolate, pistachio, lemon, vanilla, rum, fresh fruit, spiced flavors of the world that burst in your mouth and awake all your senses take many forms in Cafe Pouchkine!
All bring us together to this amazing patisserie that enchants you with its Russian charm as soon as you enter through its doors
Millefeuille made of caramelized puff pastry between layers of light Bourbon-vanilla chantilly
Cakes full of flavors and textures, like the Caramel and Honey cakes
and one of my favorites: The Prague Cake, traditional chocolate genoise, with layers of mousse au chocolat, spiced with chunky green apple marmalade
not your typical strudel at Cafe Pouchkine. A bite of this fine pastry filled with apple compote and pistachios, will delight your senses to the extreme!
amazing chocolate creations for all seasons
A beautiful Rose Pouchkine made of pistachio biscuit with fruit compote and pistachio cream embellished with white chocolate petals kissed by golden leaves
and because sometimes simple is the best, this tarte aux amandes, was my first choice to start my day in Paris, with a cup of hot chocolate… Bonjour!
A spiced cake, with a center of caramelized vanilla-rum creme and caramelized pate phyllo dough for an extra crunch and contrast in texture, that is out of this world!
Finally, after my two days of best pastry hunting, with a full stomach, a warm heart and exhausted feet, I happily can said: mission accomplish. Once again, my sweet Paris, got me craving for more!