Monday, June 25, 2018

1,000,000 Mercis, Philippe Conticini preview, Fou de Patisserie guest chefs

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all the glorious messages and comments dear PBers, OH HAPPY DAY! I have been on cloud 9. Did I say I WILL BE PAINTING PASTRIES at the champagne event on 8-9 July?! PLEASE COME watch me noodle if you're in Paris. Over the weekend I tried not to spend every minute riding ligne 9 to metro Franklin D Roosevelt and did some pastry research.
The general consensus is I should NOT sleep in the metro next to my poster art.
But couldn't I paint onsite like this musician? I'm thinking seriously about it...
I tried two times to catch some pastries at the new Philippe Conticini patisserie preview on until July 20th at 37 rue de Varenne. But each time arrived after the allotment of 300 pastries was gone, finished, vide, terminรฉ, disaparue.
Saturday, I made it. The shop opens at 11 everyday except Sunday, Monday. In the beginning of September it will be permanently open. Hooray.
Meantime I could only look, not taste.
No time to wait on line. Pierre is there signing his new gluten-free and sugar-free cookbooks, so run!
There is a brand new FOU DE PATISSERIE opened 3 weeks ago on 36, rue des martyrs 75009.
Every Saturday they have a guest pastry chef performing magic. Last Saturday, Nelson Lechine of restaurant, Les Cascade was making exquisite waffle 'sandwiches' filled with whipped cream, sprinkled with cocoa powder and a ton of vanilla bean.
I know it was exquisite because I ate if for lunch on a Paris park bench.
Admittedly I also ate an avocado toast, (my 1st ever) at Le Grand Epicerie. What was I waiting for? Topped with marinated artichoke hearts and red bits of perfectly pickled red cabbage. Bread was gluten-free from Chambelland. The whole mess was absolutely delicious and makes a great, quick lunch.
A Big Merci to PBers, Pat, Robert and Charlie for helpiing to bring me down to earth at Cafe St. Regis. Another first, eating their lemony paper-thin chicken Paillard, (19€)  but it won't be the last. I highly recommend it.
Couldn't this be a scene out of MR HULOT'S HOLIDAY? So French. I also hit the downtown Fou de Patisserie, 45, rue Montorgueil 75002
Do you know their luscious publications? The best French pastries chefs spill the beens and tell all.
Their broad selection of top chefs makes it easy to experience many pastries without running all over town. I was looking for painting subject matter of course...
Passion fruit always wins the day for me.
My beautiful couple.
Sadly Angelina's super delicate framboise, whipped cream affair did not make it home in one piece. Still it tasted outstanding. Giant berries atop a drift of Chantilly with a base of deep raspberry jell.
Passion fruit saved the day and got painted before disappearing. Meanwhile Paris watermelons and cherries are up on Etsy. Get a FRENCH BOWL OF CHERRIES PRINT ๐Ÿ’ in your ๐Ÿ“ฎmailbox. Thanks for reading Parisbreakfast. If you enjoyed this post please share.
Bonne Mardi and THANK YOU again for your kind wishes and a swell week!

30 comments:

  1. French patisseries are works of art. Very appropriate for you to paint them!
    I love the subway musician!

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    1. The chefs are definitely artists ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ

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  2. I guess this makes you a big part of the Paris art underground. Congratulations, this looks great.
    A toast to you.

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    1. ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ

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  3. The pastries are beautiful and delicious. I don't understand how they are all sold and eaten though when there are so many shops and so many trim people!

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    1. Neither do I know how they do it! No one does. The mystery of the sphinx.
      35% of French people eat a pastey every week and spend 360€ a year on Pastry!
      I do not like to think what I spend...though I do a lot of browsig and shoot n run ๐Ÿ˜„

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  4. Love your art! And excited for you! I would love to know how these pastries are made. Quite the art.

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    1. You can find out a great deal on Instagram and follow the top chefs. They make videos all the time! ๐ŸŽจ

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  5. I agree French pastries and your pastry brush..a happy happy marriage!
    How nice to read DD's comment.You loved your painting times with him:)I bought his book because of you:)Your golden pastry is lovely!I found the man in the Metro charming on your story.

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    1. The man in the Meteo...
      I gave him a coin - a classical flautist. Sweet ๐Ÿ˜„

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  6. Sally V10:35 AM

    Congratulations on the poster, Carol. What a thrill! Can your fans buy one? Just the art for my bedroom wall!

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    1. Its a possibilitiy Sally, but shipping could be prohibitive.
      Its huge!!

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  7. I don't think I've ever seen a repetitive series like that in the Metro. Quite an impact. Hopefully, you will have at least two more weeks to enjoy them.

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    1. 15 days of pure bliss before they are ripped up to shreads. I took a pic of some ex-posters so I could get used to the idea..

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  8. I'm still really excited for you so I can only imagine how you feel. The pastries are a work of art and you then elevate the art to a new level. Is Conticini Philippe or Pierre? The shop says Philippe.

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    1. Oh...Thank you Sukie
      Not unusual for me to change peoples name...will go fix
      Thnk yiu thank you❤️❤️❤️

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    2. Haha How to win friends and influence people.
      Rename them !!

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  9. Oh Carol, what a thrill! How can you sleep at night? Congratulations on this
    Quite spectacular honor.

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    1. I CANT...I CANT ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜„

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  10. Tim E2:22 PM

    I see you are "suffering" for your art!!

    YUM!!! What a way to go.

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    1. The calories are mounting up and my head is too big for my hat ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’

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  11. ๐Ÿ’• ... thx for the link ... I did miss this post and I’m still celebrating with you☺️๐Ÿ‘

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  12. Oh, my goodness, this is incredible!!! Congratulations!! That is really a thrill. ��

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  13. I love your 'action' shots of your posters in the metro! Congratulations again Carol!!!
    These pastries look delicious and I think you a very restrained as you paint way more tasty things than you get to eat. I would choose the berry pastries, though passionfruit would be lovely too. As an Australian I am into brunch like we all are and love avocado toast, this one looks great!

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    1. I prefer berries too Kirra but passion fruit is at least a fruit so related.
      I'm a virgin with avocado toast...crazy but I'm hooked now

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  14. Woo-hoo!!! That's fabulous and well-deserved. Smart of them to showcase your art since it has such a lively spirit. Congratulations. I'm very happy for you. Thanks for sharing the bubbly news. I so wish that I could be there....next time, maybe.
    All best,
    Keep dancing in the Mรฉtros!

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  15. I just added my congratulations to your last post!!! Wow! Cool about painting on site. I met a dear sidewalk artist once painting ourside of Musรฉe d'Orsay...After a wonderful conversation about art and Paris (she indulged me, it was in French) I did buy one of her paintings...

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    1. Thanks rita!
      A sidewalk artist...love it. My next venture after becoming a Metro artist...
      Bonne idรฉe! Xxxx

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  16. Congratulations! That's huge! What gorgeous work. I love that you will be painting pastries.
    And we'd love to publish more of your work if you're interested! Perhaps we could feature some of the painted pastries?

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  17. I'm not sure anyone paints pastry as well as you! Bravo again!

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