Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fauchon Je T'aime

I would like to be here RIGHT NOW!
I would like to be in this guy's shoes at Fauchon...
It's easy to find right by the La Madeleine...
You can even eat au terrace on pink chairs with the Madeleine at your back...
I'd be happy to work even just one day at Fauchon so I could wear this pink apron...
Here I am, in my head...
Is this a worker after hours still wearing her outfit..?
I LOVE their packaging - who cares what's inside...
Though I've yet to be disappointed.
Of course there are lovely macarons both mini and grand...
Do workers get to take home any leftovers..?
Macarons do have a limited shelf-life.
Fauchon is famous especially for their bizarre eclairs...
I like their apple (pomme) tea too...
My absolute favorite thing-maybe because it's the first thing I ever tasted from Fauchon...
If you happen to be passing by, please put in a good word for me.
I did work one summer in a pancake house in Nantucket after all.
Please do not tell how I gave the wrong pancakes to the wrong customer (the lone blueberry rolled off the top). Or how the chef/owner took the returned pancakes and threw them against the kitchen wall, whatever you do!


  1. Anonymous12:13 PM

    This is the first comment I have ever left for anyone!!!-I love your charming blog and I have to laugh about the pancakes-having spent many a summer in Nantucket (my favorite spot -up there with Paris!)-that has to be Arno-he hasn't changed in all those years!! Thank you for all your efforts in keeping the magic of Paris alive after one has left!!

  2. The pancake place was called The Sandpiper-you just reminded me!
    I'm sure all pancake chefs regularly toss a plate against the wall.
    It's goes with the job description no?

  3. wow!
    finally one post with tea!
    I loved!
    thank you for show the Fauchon.
    I really love teas and I had wish to know this store.
    and please, publish more things about tea.

  4. What a waste of a good pancake, I say! Cute post, Carol. I could just see you charming your way out of giving someone the wrong pancake.

  5. I'm a big fan of your blog! I love Paris, things French, chocolate,
    dogs, and your paintings. Thanks for bringing so much cheer to my day.
    Thanks so much, and thanks for your joy and beautiful photos.

    Elise in VA

  6. HILARIOUS... i love nantucket alhtough never have visited the pancake house... just childrens beach shack with the best breakfast sandwich in the world...
    i would love santa to deliver those caramels... i am sure they are fabulous. merry christmas! x pam

  7. I really wish I was there, I just love Paris and its window´shops, macarons, the atmosphere....I´ve been there about one year ago and can´t stop thinking when it´s gonna be the next time!! Kisses, love your blog....I am from Brasil

  8. Catherine1:13 PM

    Do my eyes deceive me or are those eclairs six euros apiece?!

  9. You're right about the packaging - it's incredible.
    I hope that Nantucket has good memories, too :)

  10. I totally LOVE this store!!!!

  11. Chefs take life way too seriously!
    But then sometimes customers do too.

    See how accomplished you are Carol?
    I’ll be your reference at Fauchon.

  12. Do the eclair's have Mona lisa
    Is the Flower Mart outside the Madeleine?
    I can see why you love it there.

  13. Carol -- your lead-in photo is reason enough to have a look at this feature (bril!), and of course for anyone who knows Fauchon, the name alone is magic. Ah, Paris. It needs to be late March right now, which is when I'll be there next. What about yourself? :-)
    All the best,

  14. Hi Carol,
    I enjoy your blogging so much, I have been following for about a year now. May I ask you a question about Paris? My husband and I are going for the first time this May. But there are so many choices of apartments...if you could only go once, which arrondissement would you choose? We want the most amazing experience possible within 8 days.
    Merci Beaucoup!

  15. That's a hard one Jenn, but I'd choose the 7th arrondissement first= Eiffel Tower, nice bridges to walk across to get to swanky shopping areas, nice but not too pricy restos, parks, pretty buildings and not too touristy because of the residences, good bakeries.
    Need I say more.

  16. Now you see, that's the advantage of going to Paris without a
    We have been to Paris numerous times, have been around Le
    Madeline and I have never seen Fauchon.
    Husbands have a way of
    distracting you from seeing such delectable sights. I finally saw a
    Laduree this summer on our last visit and made him let me look inside(at the long line). He just didn't get it.
    He can, however, identify every auto on the street, who makes it, how fast it goes, what year it
    is, etc, etc.
    Thank you for showing me the Paris I never see. (sigh)

  17. boys will be boys
    what can one do?

  18. Beautiful and delicious!!!

  19. I fear you are slipping....in recommending an arrondissement you listed the "good bakeries" DEAD LAST!

  20. Oh, my, those eclairs must taste as good as they look.

  21. "Comfort me with Macarons" - Carol Gillot
    (with apologies to Ruth Reichl: Apples simply are not sweet enough!)

  22. Now Fauchon is on my list. My daughter would love a pink apron. Do they sell them? Mums the word about your pancake career! :)

  23. Hi there from the Land Down Under...have stumbled upon you...what a great post...I wouldn't mind being there too...Dzintra♥x


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