Friday, June 21, 2013

Fauchon Attraction

*Fabulous soirée alert for Fauchon Attraction - their newest collection of divine goodies available starting today through 10 september.

It was last night and I'm still recovering.

Pink
Pink
 
Framboise/raspberry pink everywhere.
 
Darling mini versions of a 'Charlotte Tourbillon'
I'm thinking...now who is Charlotte Tourbillon? Latest winner at Roland Garros? No way! A new twist (ha!) on a charlotte russe gateau usually surrounded with vertical lady fingers - un mélange de fruits rouges (fraises, framboises, mures et groseilles) topped with crème Chantilly and a marshmallow bonbon. This is the giant version. By the way a 'tourbillon' is a kind of twisty spring inside a watch according to Wikie.
 
This is the clown's nose! A chocolate shell enrobed in magenta glase sitting on a pistachio financier base. All fun and games at Fauchon last night.
Beautiful towers of raspberry-red fruits and pistachio macarons.
 
Lots of lollypopism! Mini eclairs on sticks - they come as a pair. Granny Smith candy apple and pistachio.
 
More food on sticks - glazed tomatoes filled with Atlantic crab, ginger and a touch of avocado puree. Perfection.
 
Foie gras lollies
 
Even more stick action. Grab a fishing rod and try to catch a canard or bath duckie.
 
And these bduckies move fast! You had to 'catch' THREE duckies to win a lollypop. I was ready to tear my hair out and even attempted to give the hook a helping hand but got caught red-handed. Still I did catch 3 ducks though I thought it would take all night.
 
The prize lollies or Attraction Sucettes - a twist or tourbillon of color and flavors acidule - fraise, framboise, cerise, mure, cassis, Pomme = yum.
What to wear to a Fauchon Attraction collection soiree? These hot pink shoes of course from Le Bon Marche!
One does wonder what the original Fauchons would think of all this circus shenanigans at their epicerie. Don't miss out!
 

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fauchon Fabulous! LuLu

French Girl in Seattle said...

Que de rose, que de rose! A very pink post! :-)

I am guessing the original Fauchons - featured in the photo above - would have been slightly horrified by all the tra-la-la, and the minimalist trend! They do not strike me as a pink-wearing crowd either... :-)

Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

La Table De Nana said...

When I worked.. we had a gift exchange.. everyone knew I loved to bake and cook..But what a surprise many many yrs ago when I was given a Fauchon Vinegar set..
Wish I had kept the bottles but I thought what a fabulous gift..
You get to see the neatest things..
My favorite outfits are the aprons at the bottom:)
The little fishing expedition looks like fun.. a step back in time..being a child:)
I see so many painting subjects for you in this post!
Your palette is edible!
When we think a child is so cute ..or someone is so nice.. we say:"Elle est mangeable ".which means edible...Which means your palette looks good enough to eat:)
I cannot believe I had floral shoes like those pink ones when I was 19.
Now I can't even look at a heel that's higher than a square pump...or flat wedge.

Parisbreakfasts said...

'All the tra-la-la'
I love that French expression!

patricia said...

I just want to follow you around ... (not in a stalker kind of way, more "frequent eater friend"). To quote WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, I want what she's having...

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

The best party ever! And the duck fishing is completely inspired!

Parisbreakfasts said...

You can't imagine how hard catching those ducks was! And I had no champagne either!!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

What a ball!
De trop fun!
Lucinda

Anonymous said...

I have Always loved their hot pink colors and brand and pastries to match.
Such style!
Foodwalker

Jeanie said...

This is my color, my favorite food group, my idea of a great night out! Love the lollipop fishing! And macaron tree! Oh, I love it all!

365 Dresses said...

The best in my mind is the clown's nose---might not taste so good though. I also think the glazed tomatoes look like a wonderful idea to try!
Jeannie

Anonymous said...

This sounded as if it was so much fun. The pictures were making me salivate.
Last summer I took my daughter out to dinner at the restaurant at Fauchon and it was
such a treat. The food was excellent. I was still recovering from jet lag so when I ordered my daughter's crab salad salade de tourteaux instead I asked for salade de tortue turtle salad. The waiter and I had a good laugh out of that one, who knew faux pas could be so amusing. :)
The colors are spectacular.
Love
Laurie

Parisbreakfasts said...

Oh I forgot to say there was cherries inside
It was divine truly!

Anonymous said...

Magnificent Carol!
Sante,
Chef Ann

Parisbreakfasts said...

It's my favorite place in Paris.
Always full of witty surprises Laurie

cyndi from SD said...

Thank you Carol for taking us with you to the most wonderful events and places.I'm going to wipe the tear out of my eye( it's a tear of joy ),and dream of my next trip to your neck of the woods.
I hope that you will still be in Paris.Did you find a flat to lease starting this fall?
Have another wonderful day.
Cyndi

Nikon said...

I love the colors! Amazingly bright.

Sue said...

God, all those things I can't eat any longer...but fun. I laughed out loud to picture you trying to cheat to nab the ducks. Too funny. I'm glad you succeeded in the end.

Anonymous said...

This is heaven..love the water color. You have so much to make a book, probably three or four...you have to be in heaven! The desserts are just beautiful ....
Lynne

Parisbreakfasts said...

Yup, I actually grabbed the hook and tried to jam it into the loop. I have a low tolerance for frustration :))

ju said...

"Tourbillon" is more like a whirl in this case, when you look at the fingers movment you can imagine the cake in a whirl.
Love Fauchon

Frances said...

Carol, this was such fun to read...and I admit to envying you this gala at Faouchon. Is my memory giving up, or did Fauchon once have an elegant outpost near Park Ave in the 50's? I think I bought cakes there to celebrate some occasions. If it wasn't Fauchon, I wonder how I got that memory!

Like an earlier commenter, I also love the clown's nose And on my own behalf, I do love pink...sophisticated pink, mind you.

xo

Parisbreakfasts said...

Your memory serves you well Frances
There were at least 3-4 Fauchons at one time in NYC
So sad we lost them...

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thank you Ju
This very helpful!

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