Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Salon des Champagnes et des Patisserie Fines

Last May I did a cover illustration for an upcoming tasting of Champagne and pastry, SALON DES CHAMPAGNES ET DES PATISSERIES FINES on 8,9 July at PAVILLON LEDOYEN. When SOLLI emailed me a photo of my art in metro Gare St Lazar this morning, I fell off my chair. Whoa!
On the way to my dentist appointment later I jumped off the train. This is every artist's dream!
Yes I signed it.
Three Michelin star restaurant, PAVILLON LEDOYEN is behind the Petit Palais 8, avenue Dutuit, 75008
Its Paris' oldest restaurant. Former clients included Robespierre, Danton and Marat.
Since 2014 top Chef Yanick Alleno, previously at Le Meurice, has reinvisioned Ledoyen. Now considered one of Paris' top 10 restaurants, the cuisine is noted for complexity and finesse.
Of course there will be oddles of bubbly to try.
12 superb Paris pastry chefs
Will create magic at pastry stations within the tasting area at Ledoyen.
Marie-A called and asked if I'd like to dream up a new cover for the  july Champagne tasting. I scibbled some preparatory thumbnails on the Metro enroute. M-A picked the exploading bottle at the top.
A later stage study of exploding bubbles
M-A asked me if I'd like to taste a dessert before leaving. Why not?
We squeeze into chef, Aurélien Rivoire's tiny pastry kitchen. The sous chefs are on a tear.
Chef Rivoire concocts
Stalks of rhubarbe encrusted in sugar flakes
Into this exquisite dessert dusted with beet sugar and a dollop of rice ice cream!
A second dessert appeared. Two bites to be tasted together in one mouthful for the full effect.
A third dessert appeared, a giant orangette. Preserved orange peel enrobed in the darkest chocolate with a touch of gold leaf. I didn't mention to anyone that I'd recently gone off desserts since starting a new regime. There are some things better left unsaid. This orengette went home with me. If you are in Paris July 8 or 9 please do come to the tasting. I plan to attend. Meanwhile I'll be sleeping in the metro stations admiring my handiwork. Cheers 🥂

61 comments:

  1. Carolyn5:15 PM

    CAROL!!!!OMG OMG!!!! This is so exciting!! Did you stumble upon it or did they tell you where to find it? I am so excited for you! You have arrived. A true part of Parisian culture!!
    I am as proud of you as any mama could be��

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    1. No, I had no idea they would make metro posters!
      Best day of my life !!!

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    2. I IMAGINE!! and we can all say we knew you when-I am just so happy right now!

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  2. SOOOO PROUD of you <3 <3 <3 a dream to have your work in the metro stations in Paris and having millions of people seeing them, wow, well done!!!
    For once its now a pure JOY to walk through the metro stations :-)
    Xx,
    Solli

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    1. Awwww...THANK YOU DARLIN'
      You saw it first
      Yr a bestie friend 😄
      Totally made my day!!

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  3. Carol, that is so exciting - I imagine you're feeling just like those champagne bubbles exploding. I'd love to be able to see your work in the metro, but will have to settle for your pictures.

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  4. That's fantastic! Congratulations!

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  5. That's fantastic! Congratulations!

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  6. What a very wonderful & well deserved feather in your cap! Congrats! You should be so proud of all your hard work! Cheers! Fan From rural Oregon

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  7. Dear Carol--
    This is wonderful!!!!!
    Wow!!!
    Congratulations!!!!!

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  8. Wow! That's amazing! You have arrived! May this be just the start of the places you'll go and this things you'll do! Please don't forget to take us along.

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  9. Christine and Steve10:40 PM

    Steve and I congratulate you! That’s a great looking poster. Hopefully, you’ll get a lot more work because of it. It has a very distinct style that’s all yours. Fresh and new!
    Bravo Carole!!

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  10. It’s SOO cool!!!
    A huge feather in your cap!

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  11. Looks fab. Love it! Congrats!! You deserve it!! I hope you got paid in euros and not bottles of champagne. Not that I’d have any problem with that…………………………..

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  12. OMG Congratulations....just amazingly awesome ... and in multiples no less! You must be over the moon.

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    1. On cloud 9...I can hardly sleep.
      The Oscars is nuthing compared to this 😄

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  13. Max Rivers3:24 AM

    Mon Dieu! Tres elegant!

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  14. Stunning! The loveliest showcase for your work!!

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  15. far f---ing out!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brava. Brava and brava. Is your name anywhere? Not that it really matters. Congrats again.xxx, Love it Carol

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  16. Woo c'est toi qui l'a fait?

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  17. Toi l’artiste, tu le mérites ! Une Américaine de talent à Paris ����������

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  18. G &amp; M6:59 AM

    Etonnant! Félicitations!

    Must be hard to resist standing by them and beaming. Make sure you get a photograph of yourself with one or more as a backdrop.

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    1. I know!!

      I want to SLEEP IN THE METRO ! 😄👍🏻

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  19. Génial!! Bravo..Standing Ovation here for you:)
    It must feel so rewarding as an artist to see this..Le Métro after all.
    The comment by Jane Klares above.:) C'est vrai..Cette américaine qui a mis son coeur dans Paris.
    Wonderful.
    And this salon is my cuppa.
    I watched Ophélie on Qui sera Le Prochain Grand Patissier..♥

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  20. This calls for a trip back to Paris to see these in person. Congratulations. Love your blog, too.

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  21. Write a book! Make a movie! Sell your story! It's awesome!

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  22. Anonymous12:04 PM

    Wendy in Maryland
    What a great way to start your day! It must be wonderful, to see all of
    those gorgeous posters, lining thew walls in the metro station.
    Congratulations!

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    1. Dear Wendy!
      Great idea. Paper my walls with them 😄👍🏻

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  23. WOW! and WOW! Always find out what's new in the metro. So excited for you! Sign them with a Black Marker and they'll be worth mucho grande!

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    1. THANK YOU! You made me laugh out loud Jill 😄😄🍒

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  24. If I were there I would hug you with excitement-I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! just lovely-Carol g YOU ARE FABULOUSLY AMAZING! BRAVO!

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    1. Love you back G!
      Hard to sleep these Champagne days 😄🍾

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  25. Debbie in Australia3:24 PM

    Paris now has the prettiest metro! Congratulations!

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  26. If I got off the metro I would be so excited to be confronted with YOUR WORK, So recognizable. Congrats for such an honor in a city of artists to choose from 24/7.

    Btw: FristParis Breakfast I ever read was your article...and watercolor...Rose Petals perserves. If a friend goes to France A. MUST is bring me back a jar. Adore it on smoked quail on toast as an appetizer.

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    1. Awww.the Fauchon rose petaljelly...they still make it and I have an old jar of their baby rose bud tea on my top shelf. Thanks for th memory Denise. I will get it down....❤️❤️❤️

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  27. Dear Ms. Carol,
    Brava! Bravissima! I'm so happy for you! Your fan always, in the greatest admiration!
    Maria

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  28. This is so wonderful. So happy for you.

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  29. Fantastique Carol!! Imagine all those commuters looking up from their mobilettes and dreaming about glasses of champagne and sweet treats on their way to work :):)Well done. XXX

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  30. Anabel11:15 PM

    Oh my god that is incredible! Your work is so beautiful. Finally the whole world is getting to love it. Way to go! XOXO

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  31. Sharon T12:11 AM

    Hearty CONGRATULATIONS CAROL! YOU ARE A STAR!!! ��Your newest recognition/honor is deserved!!!~������you bring to your fans so much pleasure enhancing our lives with each issue: photos, drawings, paintings, commentaries-merci beaucoup!
    wish I could have witnessed your delight seeing your work on wall of the Gare !

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    1. THANK YOU EVERYONE ❤️
      FOR YOUR KIND ADORABLE COMMENTS,!!!!!
      Wow wow wow

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  32. Carolyn3:17 AM

    An entire metro stop was wall papered with your poster!!! I thought it was just ONE! I have never seen them line up 6 in a row of the same poster! They intend to grab everyone’s attention!!!
    Amazing!!!!

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  33. FORMIDABLE CAROL !!!!!! BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO !!!!!

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  34. Robin8:54 AM

    You are going to be the next Andy Warhol , who also started as a commercial illustrator.
    You go girl!

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  35. Judi H9:53 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS❣️. How exciting����. So happy for you and ... lucky you tasting those fab desserts ��. Had to chuckle a little as the rhubarb one appeared to have Rice Krispies on it��. Hugs!

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  36. CONGRATULATIONS!!
    Since you wrote about your previous life not too long ago and surprised new readers what you used to do... I wonder if your subconscious knew something like this was going to happen so you wrote about your past to lay the groundwork....
    WOW, Carol ~ I am sooooo happy too!!

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  37. Congratulations Carol! Your metro station looks fabulous with all your posters, but those yellow chairs look a bit uncomfortable to sleep in, he he. Those three desserts look rather amazing and Sam quite small so I’m sure they don’t really count anyway. Enjoy the salon in July, it sounds amazing.

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    1. I will sleep sitting up? Zzzzzzz
      Wish you were here Kirra
      I will paint at the event LIVE ! 🎨

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  38. Sarah T7:11 AM

    Sublime, Carol. Congratulations, your artwork inspires me. Just started taking watercolor painting lessons and want to copy yours for practice. You have the best ideas for what to do in Paris. I may be there in Dec. Love your posts.

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  39. LesvitrinesNYC3:04 AM

    First of all CONGRATULATIONS!!
    I saw your wonderful drawing at the subway station Opera... so proud of you! Excellent!
    What’s this event? Are you going? When? What

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  40. What a beautiful poster, Carol. Your style is just perfect for champagne, your colors and breezy lines are an excellent match to the worthy loveliness of my favorite drink. What fun to be all over Paris!

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    1. Thanks so much Vivian! What a lovely comment ❤️
      Bonne chance with your new Giverny book 🥂🍾

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  41. Congratulations Carol !! All your practice has a reward. Hope to can design for the next cerise fest, hmmmm?

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  42. WOW. Congratulations. I bet Warhol never had a Metro poster.

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  43. Wow! Fantastic Carol! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Yr work is beautiful! ❤️

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  44. Oh là là, this is huge and it's fun to see you so excited and happy! You are celebrating right along with the champagne in your poster! And, how fun that the image looks GREAT blown up!!

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    1. I know ! I thoughtit would just be a cover illo. No one said a word!? 😳😄❤️

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