Thursday, August 26, 2010

5 Things I Ate at Jean Millet Patisserie

I only tasted ONE cannele at Patisserie Jean Martin.
je le regrete beaucoup. Only one crepe too.
THREE sable citron (not all at once).
I'm a sucker for anything with lemon on it and this rich buttery cookie has just a thin icing of lemony-ness.
I have had their croissants.
Before I noticed they had mini versions.
Abricot is another flavor I swoon for. Do you too?
103 Rue Saint-Dominique
7th Arrondisement
Metro: Invalides
Pastry chef Denis Ruffel has received France's highest honor, the M.O.F. or "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" so this little patisserie is well worth searching out.
I did not get to taste this.
Nor did I buy a 'week-end' cake to take as a gift.
Foie gras? mais non.
I would LOVE to eat one of their salades for lunch.
A la prochain.


sue said...

Oh, man, your food posts are killing me, Carol. My stomach is growling now. thank goodness it's almost lunchtime and I brought a boring sandwich with me to down in a minute!

Carolg in LA said...

Can you write about paintings or clothes or architecture too?
I gain weight reading this...

Robyn said...

You are making me VERY homesick . .
right down the street my treasured 83 rue Saint Dominique.
Have fun today and all your days in Paris!

Elizabeth said...

Forgot to mention Patisserie Valerie yesterday. I haven't tried the one in Mayfair, but I really liked the ice cream at their shop in the Brunswick Centre (Russell Sq.).


Anonymous said...

Awesome blog, I hadn't come across previously in my searches!
Keep up the good work!

Lavender Playground said...

It looks so delicious!

Nikon said...

I haven't had anything to eat yet today and I click on your blog.....:)
Yipes, Everything looks good!
I think that I could eat all of those crepes!

The Armchair Parisian said...

Those salads look yummy indeed!

Beverly Bosquet said...

Hello Paris Breakfasts!
I have been enjoying your blog for a while now, searching out your recommendations, and wow, now there is one in my quartier! I can't wait until it opens tomorrow to pick up something delicious... maybe the weekend cake would be just the perfect thing!

Kris in France said...

Hey carol!
Cannelles are My favorite thing after repettos and Our village bakery has them almost every Friday.
And I have the recipe (in France).

Robin in Santa Monica said...

I just returned from a wonderful trip to France. A week in Paris and a week at a friend's house in Uzes in the south. It was wonderful for an endless amount of reasons.
Here at home I avoid bread, cheese, wine, and dessert. I ate it all there and enjoyed it immensely.
I am going through cheese withdrawal pangs. I went to the store this morning and bought a good chevre and some goat milk yougurt. They, however, did not have any pate or good charchuterie. I bought some wonderful creamy and light chevre in a farmer's market in Uzes and paired with a homemade gingerbread made with figs that I bought there also. I have been dreaming of it. I am going to have to figure out how to replicate that gingerbread with figs for myself.It feels a little severe to be returning to my normal eating habits. Alas.
I love your blog.

Parisbreakfasts said...

One spends so much time planning a trip yet next to zero on re-entry to reality
What to do?
Come home laden with goodies to prolong the experience perhaps?

Meg Mitchell said...

I usually stay in the 7th and I don't know how I missed this. Everything looks delicious. I'm back in the Fall and I'm heading to Jean Millet... Thanks Carol.

Anonymous said...

Yes Carol the re-entry is difficult since June I'm still out of wack. So I went shopping for wine and patisserie make me feel better, and through your blog I feel connected to Paris, and more like myself.

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

I am willing to suffer the re-entry! Seriously. Right now even...well, right after I visit Paris. Nothing will keep me from my destiny: the lemon sable!

Luuuuuua said...

arata f bine totul,as minca si eu ce e in fotografii,felicitari

Monika said...

Hello Carlo - the place looks better on your painting than in reallity ;)

Enjoy the weekend

Bugs (in the Mojave) said...

My mouth is watering~
wish I could say that in French.

Marjorie said...

Everything looks divine! I am really hungry now.

cocoa and coconut said...

I, too, am liking the look of those salads! And the molleux cake looks divine, i imagine that the texture would be incredible. Oh Carol, you make me jealous!! What's a canelle?! I know "canelle" is cinnamon? But I've never seen those funny shaped cakes(?) before

Parisbreakfasts said...

@Les reves
Those funny little cakes - the caneles - are native to Bordeaux and are really a pudding of sorts-eggy inside.
They are made in molds..kind of chewy

Longuette said...

I just happened to find your blog and I am so happy about this post!
I am, right this moment, searching interesting things to see while I'll be in Paris (in 10 days!!)

I am going to Jean Millet for sure!!!