I swore no FINANCIERS would pass my lips for at least a week. Ha!
On Friday while strolling down rue Montorgueiltemptation beckoned. A new concept shop - the brain child of exquisite pastry magazine, FOU DE PATISSERIE has just opened at 45, rue Montorgueil, 75002.
The delish journal is famous for its step-by-step recipes from la creme de la creme of French patissieres
Now you can find examples of their pastries in one place. Their names are on the door: Pierre Hermé, Gilles Marchal, Hugo & Victor, Jacques Genin, Christophe Adams, Fabrice Gillotte(no relation sadly), Philippe Conticini, Cyril Lignac, Jonathan Blot, Boulangerie BO.
A brill idea. New York never saw a cheesecake like this.
Love the idea of a grey pastry.
The little ettiquettes (price labels) have no prices. You need to read the menu for that. Many are one price - 5,90€ and up. This is la creme de la creme of pastry chefs.
A very pretty little shop.
Row upon row of perfect desserts. Doesn't this remind you of the old automat concept?
A classic shot of the original automat from photographer Bernice Abbott.
If only someone would open a real pastry automat in Paris! Wouldn't that perfection? You could even find Champagne lurking behind a glass door like above. Course forget the nickel idea...
I picked up a copy of the magazine, and went out the door. Then I looked back (like Lot's wife) and spotted the financiers in the window (2€ each from Gilles Marchal).
Natch I turned around, went back in to buy one.
Jill Colonna's financier recipe makes lighter, crisper on the outside financiers.
By the way at the start of rue Montorgueil you can buy your Financier molds at Déco Relief.
The end of a perfect day.
Cute dog on the Metro and lovely dusky sky at Notre Dame.
Hi I'm Carol Gillott,
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