Monday January 14, 2013 Frederic Lalos
Like this running baker boy I was racing to the pool when I stopped in my tracks...
A big boulangerie with the words plastered on the side, Meilleur Ouvriers De France or MOF. Just the highest honor France can bestow on a craftsman for his metier. Remember the movie, The Kings of Pastry?
Thoughts of the pool evaporated as I peeked inside...
Stacks of fresh baguettes tradition resting in the vitrine.
Not only has chef Frederic Lalos received the MOF at the young age of 26 but his bread was awarded the 'Label Rouge', a mark of France's highest standards.
More red ribbons adorn Lalos' chocolates. Don't you love the sound of Marbella grilled noisette 'enrobed' in chocolate. I would love a chocolate robe.
Peering in the other window the vendeuse looked...
just like a Toulouse-Lautrec drawing.
I tore myself away from le leche-vitirine and ran on to the pool. At the pool door I remembered I'd forgotten the essential flip flops. Nothing for it but head back to Frederic Lalos' boulangerie and browse a bit. The vendeuse was most patient. Other clients came and went while I perused everything in the pastry cases several times over. With a little smile the vendeuse finally got me my baguette au cereal and a pot of apple compote. I'll have to go back no doubt. Next trip to the pool bien sur!
Some of you requested a CAT OF THE DAY. I saw this while pool-bound. I'll attend the cat show to stock up on the less obvious Paris cat for you! Bonne Journee!