Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fraises Angelina

In July Paris becomes Berry Town.

 Angelina is putting their best strawberries/fraises forward in their vitrine.
 Strawberry jam/confiteur
 Nectar Fraise, which Karen Wheeler introduced me to, added to Perrier makes a refreshing summer drink in the hot weather.
 Have you tried Angelina's macalon?
A macaron elongated - so more to love.
 Tarte au fraise under glass.
 Don't you love how French pastry chefs take an old-fashioned classic like strawberry-rhubarbe compot and turn it into an elegant dessert/douceur?
 This strawberry concoction had me wondering...
 Was it related to Charlotte Russe?
 Usually made with lady finger biscuits?
 Keep researching and the answer comes to you - a variety of strawberry. La fraise Charlotte est très appréciée pour son goût très aromatique et parfumé, sur des notes de fraise des bois.
 What did I taste at Angelina?
Just ONE macaron (fraise bien sur).
 And a petit pot de glace
 Fraise/strawberry
Want a bite?
If the sudden hot weather keeps up and I keep eating like this I'll have to head for the Paris Plages a toute a suite!

17 comments:

  1. Carol, they all look so delicious ! Adore your painting of Charlotte Russe, it is just DEVINE !!

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  2. That strawberry delight displayed on an upside-down wine glass under a cloche - I love it! Harry The Large Cat would have it knocked over in 1.5 seconds, so I can only dream about having this at my house...

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  3. Looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing & making my mouth officially water. :)
    Eat Cake

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  4. Angelina looks like a perfect place for me!

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  5. Angelina strawberry jam is excellent

    I didn't know they made a charlotte aux fraises. I am eager to try it when back to Paris !

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    1. I think it's Angelina's 'whoopie pie' version of a Charlotte. It has nothing to do with the variety of strawberries at all.
      I had it tonight in a moment of temptation..meant for tomorrow's shoot.

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  6. The desserts look so delicious! I've been to Angelina's twice and much preferred the Galeries Lafayette branch. How about you?

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    1. I went for the 1st time to Angelina-Galeries Lafayette and many times to the original..
      I think I'm inclined towards where both Audrey and Coco got their chocolat chaud on rue de Rivoli Milla

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  7. Everything is so colorful and bright in the post today. Red is always a "grabber." The light backgrounds and the reds look so summery to me...
    I love your watercolor!

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  8. Oh Carol, merci for these beautiful strawberries. In a few minutes I'll be completing tonight's dinner with my own simple, but so delicious strawberries and cream.

    Isn't berry season wonderful around the entire world?

    xo

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    1. yes indeed it is Frances
      Though I think Paris makes a bigger thing of it. I saw giant strawberry earrings yesterday in celebration.

      I hope the heat wave has stopped in NYC!

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  9. mortice lock

    Strawberry invasion. lol
    Oh My. These berry recipes looks divine. I just want to get my hands in all of them.

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  10. Your watercolor is gorgeous! I LOVE the way the present their food, flowers, .... everything. The artist eye is everywhere!

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  11. I love your blog, always so interesting!

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  12. Elongated macaron, like that!
    Love your Charlotte painting, so sweet!
    LL

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  13. Anonymous10:34 PM

    A macalon or a macalong !!
    I know a bakery here that makes a macagéant but it's not very good.
    However there is a MacDonalds in Ballarat, (Victoria, Australia) which offers macarons in 5 flavours for $2 each (1 euro...)!! But they are made at a local cake shop I believe...very good too!
    How wonderful are your photos of patisserie in Paris. I should have lashed out more on the times I was there!
    Gwendoline in Australia

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    1. Don't worry Gwendoline,
      I'll 'lash out' for you!!

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