Saturday, June 27, 2015

Une Glace à Paris

June-July is prime ice cream time
Can one ever have too much ice cream?
I for one, believe in ice cream all-year round.
At last there's a fabulous new ice cream boutique that feels as I do.
They have been open just 1 week.
Une Glace à Paris
15, rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie 75004
Métro: Hôtel de Ville
Open Monday-Sunday 10 - 23h
In the Marais
RUN, do not walk to No# 15 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Preferably in your Bensimons
Like my partner-in-crime, visiting New Yorkaise Stephanie R.
Chef Emmanuel Ryon, Meilleur Oivrier de France(MOF), formerly of Café Pouchkine is the magician-in-residence.
His boutique is 'sobre', a word meaning quiet elegance when the French use it.
Still we were all madly drunk with Chef Ryon's divine ice creams no matter the elegant decor.
A rapt, captive audience, we waited our turn, salivating. Miam miam
We plum forgot to study the menu, so caught up in the massive decision-making process.
And we totally missed the wonderful deal of a threesome of different Vanillas or chocolates going for a song. By the way, the shop is generous with tastes. I asked for a vanilla taste and was offered all 3! This is unheard of in Paris.
Later we dropped our spoons when we saw 5-flavors banquettes (boats) come sailing by.
Not that we didn't love our double dips of Griotte (cherry) + Matcha for Stephanie, and smoked pistachio with a touch of orange + Medovic (a Russian flavor with honey cake flakes) for me.
Granted we wished we'd gone all the way with the barquettes. A la prochaine!
Une Glace à Paris is a glorious experience you mustn't miss if you love ice cream. It's absolutely the BEST I've tasted here = Heavenly.
PS Please say Paris Breakfasts sent me!!
Chef Ryon introduced himself. He will soon have fabulous ice cream gateaux.
I've been painting ice cream non-stop since Thursday - a distraction to keep from running back for a glace for breakfast.
*If you'd like an ice cream watercolor + the shop's card, subscribe to the monthly PARIS SKETCH LETTERS.
It's the next best thing to being here.

22 comments:

  1. Looks like a great place!
    Your cup of ice cream for sure;)

    Love the aquarelles..love that goldish yummy warm color..s.

    Reading Picnic in Provence..have you read it?
    Me likey so far:)

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  2. Ooh, I have heard so much about this place already - am dying to go there! What a location - just a few doors away from Pierre Hermé too. Love the sound of the smoky flavours.

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  3. cyndi from SD10:23 AM

    What a delight to wake up on this Sunday morning to your latest lovely post.
    Time for some coffee now...maybe with a scoop of ice cream in it.
    Thanks Carol

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  4. Another for my list, looks fab! Stay cool this week!!!

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  5. Carla2:02 PM

    You are AWESOME! Thank you for bringing cheer to my house and

    HOPE for my return visit to Paris! Can’t wait for your book!!!

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  6. Ruth S2:27 PM

    Your ice cream looks great. So far, I still only eat Berthillon apricot sorbet.
    But I might be persuaded.

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  7. On my list - looks fabulous. You should get a commission (or free ice cream) for your promotion of the shop.

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  8. Lynn C.2:35 PM

    Omg I would move next door to this bit of heaven

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    1. Parisbreakfast2:36 PM

      I live far to close for comfort....

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  9. Ann K.2:40 PM

    Fantastic yummy!

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  10. Pamela F3:28 PM

    Fun day to get your foodie post as it’s a rainy day here in Maine

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  11. Carolyn6:08 PM

    I can hardly wait to go there in September! Thanks for including the map:). The ice cream, and water colors look fabulous!

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  12. Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! My apartment in September is on Rue Bourg Tibourg!!!
    I will be in Glace Land!

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    1. Glace Land
      Grace Land
      One and the same
      Bonne chance to your ice cream breakfasts.

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  13. Bonnie12:27 AM

    the tins with the colors - wow!!!

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    1. FYI, the ice cream containers are called 'bac'
      As in Bac A Glace
      Important terminology in the world of glace...

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  14. Great photos and drawings, Carol.
    If that is the best glace you've tasted, it must be awfully good :)

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  15. so wonderful of you being able to scope out the place for Glaces in Paris

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  16. Beverly K5:09 AM

    Are the
    Bensimons really comfy for walking all over Paris?
    They are really cute.

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    1. Parisbreakfasts5:11 AM

      Stephanie had no problem walking all over Paris in them so the verdict is YES!!

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  17. Cyndy5:17 AM

    We will put Une Glace A Paris on our to-do list.
    We are staying in the Marais too
    Merci for the tips

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  18. The taste was impressive. So raffined, delicate. Only excellent ingredients (vanilla from Roellinger). The create new flavor by mixing them

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