Friday, April 25, 2008

Angelina Mont Blanc

Angelina's Mont Blanc, original watercolor, 9" x 11"

There have been many requests for Angelina watercolors and this is just a toe in the water. I promise!

I visited Angelina 3 Xs in 2 weeks. I would have stopped in the last day but my breakfast companion wasn't in the mood :(
I'd always thought, when people talk about the legendary Mont Blanc at Angelina they were referring to this pile of whipped cream...WRONG!

THIS is the Mont Blanc.
Not that it looks like the famous snow-topped mountain to me.
Not that anyone asked.

The Mont Blanc is a meringue base piled with extrusions of chestnut purée and filled with whipped cream.
Supposedly Coco Chanel, Marcel Proust and Karl Lagerfeld all have in common a great love for Angelina's hot chocolate and the Mont Blanc served at the Parisian pastry shop since it opened in 1903.

Of course there are other desserts you can order.

Many others.
By all means go upstairs to the ladies room so you can look down over the balcony and shoot

All those desserts and whatever else comes into view.
A quick shot of the salon de the.
The window seat is what I always yearn for but you must arrive early to catch one of these. Angelina opens for breakfast at 8 AM 7 days a week. Of
course Little Bear got to come along and have his own cup of the famous hot chocolate!
To be cont.


Anonymous said...

I would think that if you had a hot chocolate and a Mont Blanc at Angelina's for breakfast, you wouldn't be hungry (or need?) anything else the rest of the day.

Eileen (passions to pastry)@

Anonymous said...

I love "breakfast" this morning, Carol~
it is truly like being there....the light,
the Parisians at the other table....and
the pleasure of your company as well
as the adorable Little Bear. He has
such lovely manners.


Veron said...

Oh my goodness...look at all those delicious pastries. Simply heavenly!

Anonymous said...

This is killer overload on the Mont Blancs..
I feel like I'm caught in a chestnut snow storm

Janice C. Cartier said...

Lovely Mont Blanc. Sounds like a cloud of yum not a mountain. This is just what I needed to see. :) Thank you PB for yet another peek... at the good life, in Paree.
Ahh, I'd have to have a Mont Blanc and a window seat, I think.
All best, Jan

A Brush with Color said...

That last image is a painting waiting to happen. (as someone we all know would say, "Ahem.")

Looks positively decadent.

Alan said...

I've gained a couple of pounds just looking at the pictures. Hate to see what it did to my bloodsugar levels.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh my.. That is to die for..painting and mont blanc to eat.

by Danie said...

Oh no, I'm on a diet, I want to loose some weight before summer arrives, and I just can't look at this Angelina's Montblanc, It is too tempting, I have to skip reading your blog for a while, shame on me!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...


Meg Tang

Anonymous said...

That MONT BLANC looks comparable to a steak!

Helene said...

Making a list
Checking it twice
For when I come and visit
We'll each more than a slice

(bad poetry this "early" in the evening but that's the bad wine talking)

Sophie said...

what pretty pastries, i especially like the pink one :). I'd be very happy if i were that little bear, I bet he's been on quite a few tasty adventures :D

Anonymous said...

My dear, you simply MUST cultivate a better class of who will NEVER hesitate to come running to Angelina! Perhaps someone like moi.

Unknown said...

Yay! I've been here and loved every second (and calorie) of it!

Anonymous said...

Yummy, it´s just like a breakfast at our home ;-), but I must prepare this

Anne Corrons said...

Le Mont Blanc, j'adore!!!! the problem with Angelina is that I can't go because it's always too crowed to find a place at the right hour for tea time. We shuld suggest they come here!

Rachael Hutchings said...

I have become a fan of the Mont Blanc, as they are very popular here in Tokyo. Every patisserie carries them as well as every convenience store!

Merisi said...

You'd never miss a breakfast with me, with or without Schlag! ;-)))
Had to laugh out loud when I read that Karl Lagerfeld has a great love for Angelina's Mont Blanc. *gigglemyselfsillyhere* Must be a platonic love affair, from the way he looks. ;-)

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Oh my! Oh my! My heart is palpitating for a Mont Blanc....and to think, I've lived all these years in blissful ignorance of this delicacy.

I hope you do find those tiny perfume bottles; I'll be watching for some new paintings. (I got mine at Christmas.)

Anonymous said...

This post reminds me of my very first visit to Angelina's...
Sweet memories... mostly of the "ambiance" about the situation....
Your watercolours just suit what I felt then and what I am feeling now.

Mélanie said...

I've never heard about Angelina before! I'm so happy to know it , NOW !

Anonymous said...

I have just returned from Paris. Hot choc and a Mont Blanc at Angelinas were the first thing on my list. I never got there. I was so thrilled to have found you and experience Angelina's with you. J'adore your blog

Witoka said...

Thank you thank you! For bringing me a little bit of my Dream to me everyday. I have had this dream for years of going to Paris and sitting in all the lovely cafes and having my fill of desserts (I dont think the word desserts even fits the bill for the yummys you feature, so much more..).So thank you for a little touch of my dream. Some day I hope to make it to Paris!

Anonymous said...

I was at Angelina's in April - first time in Paris! What a grand experience!!! Hot chocolate and a Mont Blanc - enough to sustain me for the whole day!!!!! Thank you for sharing your memories with us!

Anonymous said...

ahhhh....i LOVE the mont blanc. as well as the pistachio and rasberry pastries. but i always thought that(correct me if i don't remember correctly) that in the center in the whip cream is a macaron. i'm pretty sure there is at least a plain or vanilla one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol,

We finally made it over to Angelina's! Cute place to check out.. Thanks for the pics - I had a choc. and a mont blanc... Sugar high afterwards!

Anonymous said...

Ever since our family went to Paris on vacation I have lived vicariously through having my friends go to Angelinas and have a Mont Blanc when they're there. They were truly the most incredible treat I've ever had. It broke my heart that we couldn't order them to be fed exed to our home! Thank you for a wonderful trip down memory lane!