How is your weather?
Paris has been relentlessly grey, gloomy and overcast this week. I know one mustn't grumble. We don't have snow or extremely low temperatures but the greyness can chip away at you...
I'm taking you to Lille with me two Saturdays ago and my visit to Meert with Solli.
Satin ribbons anyone? Yes please. Meert is nothing if you don't immediately think of satin ribbon after thinking waffles(gaufre) of course.
I think Meert in Lille is quite possibly the prettiest confection shop in Europe if not the world.
The interior can not be matched dating back to 1761 and perhaps before.
You're walking into a time machine.
Don't forget to look up at the balconies.
Eye candy everywhere.
Mad about the antique touches.
And of course their most famous patron Lilloise, General de Gaulle keeps guard in the window. He received his weekly dozen gaufres(filled waffles) at the Palais Elysees. I believe I forgot to show them . What's more I ate the 2 citron confit (miam miam) I bought yesterday at the Paris Meert at 6, rue Jacques Callot 75006.
Everyone leches le vitrines at Meert.
The pastries eagerly await.
If you're in Paris the pastries are shipped up on Saturday mornings so do rush over!
Solli and I arrived early and decided to take tea then and there.
Good idea since it gets very crowded later on with lines etc.
Solli ordered a marron glace waffle. Still recovering from my Brussels excursion after ODing on chocolate I abstained.
These cookies are so special. The flavors change from week to week.
Yesterday at the Paris Meert I discovered their adorable feve (favors) - tiny golden chefs clutching the famous gaufres.
Remember (like in Paddington) dogs at Meert, must be carried.
I hope you're duely cheered up no matter the weather where ever you are PBers!