Navettes de Provence are special boat-shaped biscuits I tasted when I visited Aix last June.
I've been waiting for the Premiere Pression Provence (PPP) to reopen after the summer hols...
1 rue Lassus, 75019
1 rue Lassus, 75019
You walk inside and feel like you're immediately in Provence...it has a lovely ambience
And lots of drool-worthy products
I'm seriously tempted to buy this crème d'amande just for the pretty jar, though I bet I wouldn't have any trouble devouring the contents...
Priemiere Pression Provençe is a chain that acts as direct distributor between producer and customer. You can even fill your own bottle with a variety of olive oils (I was going to say just like peanut butter but it doesn't seem appropriate...ahem).
A big antique oil grinding wheel in the window...
I was tempted last visit by the sound of these tartines just like I ate in Aix
Géraldine created a sandwich for me with delicious black olive tapenade and freshly sliced jambon (I forgot to ask its origins...). Plus a taste of their pure apple juice (you can also get wine).
She proudly showed off her tablier made of REAL de Nimes/denim fabric.
It belonged to her paternal grand-pere, a charcutrier in Burgundy.
The bread of my sandwich came from patisserie de l'Eglise just across the square under eglise Saint Jean Babtiste
I'd taken a look since they've just reopened as well. They have adorable 'eclair' sandwiches using the PPP's tapenade so it's a nice exchange. I shall definitely return!
Geraldine recommended I check out Fromagerie Beaufils nearby...
Clearly you shouldn't buy cheese based on its cute goat labels. I still have a lot to learn about fromage...hmmm. I'm really enjoying my quartier. How neighborly everyone is, happy to share information and addresses. The cookies at the top are traditional Navettes made of flour, sugar, egg, butter and fleur d'oranger that goes back to 1781. The recipe for this version was revised by no less than Pierre Hermé. Walking back home, you can't miss how everyone is enjoying the glorious weather we're having. It's all delicious!